Panicum virgatum, 'Shelter' (Switchgrass, 'Shelter') whole plant/field shot
Panicum virgatum, 'Shelter' (Switchgrass, 'Shelter') seed headPanicum virgatum, 'Shelter' (Switchgrass, 'Shelter') seed

Panicum virgatum, 'Shelter'
Switchgrass, ‘Shelter’

An upland type; excellent wildlife cover through winter snow areas of the Northeast.

General Product Information:

Item Number: PANVIR06
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A rhizomatous warm season bunchgrass.
Habitat: Open woods, meadows.
Bloom Period: July to September in New England, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest states; June to October in southeastern states
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 9.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
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: Moderate
Salt: Moderate

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 259,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 8 lb per acre. When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 20.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $6.60/lb (PLS)

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