Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Powdery blades that turn yellow in the fall
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Finely texted flowers in the summer
  • Native plant that provides food for the birds during the winter
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Panicum is a native grass.  Easy to grow in in soil type.  Drought tolerant once established.  Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.  Wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for the road or seaside.

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Price Level 1: $19.99 ea.~#2
Bloom Color:
Zone: 4-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Native

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Blue
  • Yellow

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water
  • Keep Well-Watered

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' looks great with: