Champion Plants

Panicum virgatum Emerald Chief

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Panicum virgatum
'Emerald Chief'
(Switch Grass)

This large growing deciduous grass is perfect for a sunny spot, produces a large tuft of green grey foliage to around 1m through late spring and into summer with small airy purple flower panicles on stems to 1.4m in height in summer, the flowers fade to a purple colour in late summer along with the foliage making this variety distinctive.

  • Height: Flowering to 1.8m
  • Spread: Easily maintained to 1.2m
  • Foliage Colour: Narrow, blade like blue-grey 
  • Flower Colour: White tinged purple panicles fading to golden brown 
  • Soil Type: Well drained, sandy, loam, chalk
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy H5 (-10)
  • Type: Deciduous Grass

Perfect for the mid to back of border, this grass also has wonderful blonde flower heads in autumn.

Hardy, deciduous grass

Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.