- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
- Height 2.5-3 Feet Tall
- Spread 14-18 Inches Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The deep blue leaves of Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum) turn wine-colored red in early summer. The petite ornamental grass is just right for thrilling containers, and it has so many other uses in the landscape. A row of these switch grass plants can give you a color-changing border, especially next to sidewalks or driveways. It can handle salt you throw out in winter and tolerates drought. In summer, delicate flowers, or seed heads, appear above the foliage.
As if Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass didn't have enough great features, add its easy maintenance. Its clumpy form makes it an excellent choice for erosion control on hills and berms, especially in natural-looking landscapes. Prairie Winds grass grows to no more than 3 feet tall and 18 inches wide, so planting several in a row can create a low hedge or divider. The grass grows in zones 4 through 9.
Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass Care
Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass needs full sun but little else. The native to North America grows in nearly any type of soil, from sand to clay. Give it a little extra water in its first growing season, and then let nature do the work. Homeowners only have to cut the grass back in spring before new growth appears. You can leave the grass tall through fall and winter for year-round appeal. Cut a few flower stalks off for arrangements if you like.
Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass Spacing
If planting a group or row of Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass for a hedge or border, be sure to space the plants at least 18 inches apart from center to center. Plant it in the center or back of a container for dramatic height.
Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9|
|Flower Color(s): Tan|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Red|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height: 2.5-3 Feet|
|Spread: 14-18 Inches|
|Spacing: 24-28 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Foliage Interest; Salt Tolerant, Erosion Control|
|Scientific Name: Prairie Winds 'Cheyenne Sky' Panicum virgatum USPP 23,209|
|Common Name: Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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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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
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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.