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Panicum, switch grass

Posted by tjsangel z5 OH (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 13, 07 at 20:20


I'd like to know more about this grass, I believe the one HD has is Strictum. I have a dry area in partial shade where I'd like to plant this, dont know if it would work or not. Thanks,


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RE: Panicum, switch grass

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 14, 07 at 7:39

I'm growing several different Panicums, both P.virgatum and P.amarum, and a few cultivars of P.v. including 'strictum.' I have them in pots and in the ground, in exposures ranging from full sun to part (3-4 hours) sun. Without exception, those in full sun are doing better than those in part sun.

So, I guess it depends on your definition of "partial shade." I'm 2 zones warmer, so our sun exposure is different.

As far as water is concerned, once they are established, Panicum is fairly drought resistant. That would be after a full season of well-watered growth. Still, they need to be watered every week or two in the absence of rain.

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