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Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls' is a stunning ornamental grass that is highly valued for its beauty and versatility. This cultivar is a selection of the native Switchgrass and features a unique fountain-like form that adds interest to any landscape.
• Height: 4-5 feet
• Spread: 2-3 feet
• Flower color: pinkish-red
• Flowering period: late summer to fall
• Foliage: blue-green
• Sunlight requirements: full sun to partial shade
• Soil requirements: well-draining soil, adaptable to various soil types
• Hardiness Zone: 4
'Niagara Falls' can be used in a variety of settings including meadow gardens, naturalistic landscapes, and mixed borders. It can also be used as an accent plant, adding texture and movement to the garden.
This grass is highly valued for its ability to withstand harsh growing conditions, such as drought and poor soil. It is low-maintenance and requires little to no fertilizer. Additionally, it is highly attractive to birds and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for wildlife gardens.
'Niagara Falls' prefers well-draining soil and should be watered regularly during its first growing season to establish a deep root system. Once established, it is highly tolerant of drought conditions. The plant should be cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.
Overall, Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls' is a beautiful and versatile ornamental grass that is an excellent addition to any garden. Its unique fountain-like form and low-maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for those looking to add texture and movement to their landscape.