Switchgrass is a must-have in the landscape because of its versatility, therefore it’s essential to add to your production schedule. And ‘Dallas Blues’ kicks it up a notch with its blue leaves, pink seed heads and graceful movement. This cultivar shines alone as a specimen and creates a striking scene when planted en masse.
Why grow Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues?’
• It’s drought tolerant – an important trait with many consumers.
• It’s not picky about soils, and despite the first point about it being drought tolerant, it will also thrive on the banks of ponds, in a rain garden or in a bioretention area.
• It provides shelter to birds during winter, as long as heavy snows don’t topple it.
• The color combination is worth mentioning again. Wide leaves of blue appear in spring and last through mid-fall when foliage turns gold. Pink plumes rise above the foliage in the summer.
Source: Hoffman Nursery, Chalet Nursery, Walters Gardens
Photo courtesy of Hoffman Nursery Inc.