Dwarf Switchgras Panicum Cape Breeze Dwarf Panicum Cape Breeze in the trial gardens The seed heads of Panicum Cape Breeze
Dwarf Switchgras Panicum Cape Breeze Dwarf Panicum Cape Breeze in the trial gardens The seed heads of Panicum Cape Breeze

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Panicum Cape Breeze

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Cape Breeze is a special switchgrass as it allows those with smaller gardens to enjoy the fall color and winter interest that Panicum's provide. This compact cultivar of our native Panicum stays greener longer than other switch grasses and tolerates salt spray with no concern making it perfect for seaside plantings.

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The compact size and upright habit make this a good choice for smaller gardens. the bronze flower heads persist well into winter providing visual interest as well as food for birds. In the fall the tips of the slender blades develop a reddish-purple color that lasts well into the early winter. cape breeze tolerates salt spray, so its a great choice for dune plantings or areas where salt spray is a problem including areas by roads.


Hardiness Zone 4-9
Mature Height: 2 to 2.5 Feet
Mature Width: 1.5 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Sun
Water Requirements: Average
Growzone: 4-9 Panicum Cape Breeze Hardiness Zone 4-9

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