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Cultural Details for Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Common Name:
Dallas Blues Switchgrass

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Flowers later than most of the other cultivars, usually in mid to late September

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Changes from lavender-purple to deep purple-red to tawny in late fall

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Sturdy stems and inflorescences stand up well into winter. Distinct broad, steel-blue to gray-green foliage and dramatic purplish flower panicles

Culture and Care:
Grows in almost any soil, full sun to light shade. Higher than average drought tolerance, yet also withstands soggy soil. Propagate by division in spring. Zone 4-9

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 200, Bed 204, Bed 208, Bed 212, Bed 240, Bed 241

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.