- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
- Height 3.5-4 Feet Tall
- Spread 26-30 Inches Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
This tall and colorful grass can add color, height and texture to any native landscape. Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum) is a strong ornamental grass native to North America. The pink and tan-colored "flowers" form in late summer or fall and rise above densely clumped silvery green leaves. This versatile grass can provide winter color and movement in nearly any sunny location of your yard.
Reaching almost 4 feet high and a compact 30 inches around, the clumping Apache Rose Switch Grass adds height and drama to garden beds, rock gardens or borders. The plant is cold hardy to zone 4 and can take the heat of up to zone 9. It's tough during nearly any weather or condition, including drought. Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass also is salt tolerant and deer resistant and the seeds are a great food source for birds in winter.
Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass Care
Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass is an easy-care plant with a medium growth rate. Although it can handle some drought, your switch grass is happiest if you plant it in slightly moist clay or sandy soil and water it regularly during its first year. Enjoy the plant all summer, fall and winter. Then, cut the clump back to ground in late winter or early spring and watch it grow to nearly 4 feet high year after year.
Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass Spacing
Plant several Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass plants to form a border or screen in your yard or as a stunning backdrop in rock, terrace, native or foundation gardens. Space the plants about 26 to 30 inches apart.
Prairie Winds Apache Rose Switch Grass Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink & Tan|
|Bloom Period: Summer to Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 3.5-4 Feet|
|Spread: 26-30 Inches|
|Spacing: 26-30 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Drought; Fall Interest; Winter Interest; Foliage Interest; Salt Tolerant|
|Scientific Name: Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' Panicum virgatum USPP 29,142|
|Common Name: Prairie Winds® Apache Rose Switch Grass|
|Other Name(s): Ornamental Grass|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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: 7-10 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:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
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.