• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'

Switch grass 'Warrior'

Switch grass 'Warrior'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Switch grass 'Warrior'

  • Genus Panicum can be annual or perennial, evergreen or deciduous grasses, with flat, narrowly lanceolate leaves, with large finely branched panicles of small spikelets in late summer or autumn

  • Family Poaceae / Poaceae

  • Species 'Warrior' is a deciduous perennial grass forming a clump of flat, linear leaves turning yellow in autumn, and large purple flowering panicles

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by division in mid-spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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