- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 7 - 8 Feet
- Mature Spread 7 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
If you’re looking to add a bit of depth and texture to your landscape, this switchgrass is the choice for you. Appropriately named, this perennial grows upright, and then falls outward. This particular species, Blue Fountain, is native and very easy to grow. From green-blue hued leaves, and brown and tan flowers at the top, double the texture is added to the landscape, for most of the year.
This native grass is low maintenance. It is durable in that it is drought, heat, and wind tolerant. It provides sanctuary for animals, particularly birds. It truly works well anywhere throughout the garden or landscape, as ground cover, in containers, or even along borders.
Blue Fountain Switch Grass Care
This perennial thrives in hardiness zones four through nine. It does prefer to enjoy full sun, though it requires moist and well drained soil. This plant should be watered if a period of dry weather is observed. A rare attribute of this plant is that it is salt tolerant, so it could be used in beach or roadside landscaping in winter zones.
Switch grass pruning and trimming is up to the owner's preference. It will keep some of its leaves throughout winter in colder zones. It can grow very tall, so trimming may be preferred to keep growth at bay.
Blue Fountain Switch Grass Spacing
The Blue Fountain Switch Grass can grow as tall as seven to eight feet high. For this reason, as it grows upright and falls outward, it should be spaced five to six feet apart.
Blue Fountain Switch Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 7 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Blue Fountain Switch Grass|
|Scientific Name: PANICUM VIRGATUM `BLUE FOUNTAIN`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.