Panicum virgatum 'Thundercloud'

Switch Grass

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Lush, blue-green foliage
  • Pink-tan panicles in late summer
  • Tall and upright habit
  • Provides winter food source for birds
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 any soil type

Drought tolerant once established

Grows best in full sun-light shade

Wind and salt tolerant

Height: 7-8 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Price Level 1: $29.99~#2
Bloom Color: Pink
Zone: 4-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


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

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Blue

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Winter

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water
  • Keep Well-Watered