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Panicum virgatum, 'RC Chippewa'
Switchgrass, ‘RC Chippewa’

Rhizomatous, upland warm season bunchgrass used for biomass; selected by REAP-Canada in southern Quebec for its large seed, ease of establishment, low lodging, erect growth habit, and increased yields for the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Midwest regions.

General Product Information:

Item Number: PANVIR45
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Habitat: Well-adapted to all soil types in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions.
Bloom Period: July to October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 7.0
pH: 4.5 – 8.0

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FAC
Midwest: FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Low
Salt: Moderate

Seed Information:

Mix Seed Rate per Acre: Up to 6 lb
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $19.20/Lb (PLS)

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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