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Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 5.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 12
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Alamo

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 20
Precipitation, Maximum 40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -10
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Blackwell

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 135
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 18
Precipitation, Maximum 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Cave-in-Rock

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 5.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 145
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.7
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Dacotah

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 24
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Forestburg

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 14
Precipitation, Maximum 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Grenville

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 14
Precipitation, Maximum 30
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Kanlow

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 20
Precipitation, Maximum 40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Nebraska 28

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 145
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.0
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Pathfinder

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Shelter

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 145
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Summer

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 13
Precipitation, Maximum 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Fall
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Panicum virgatum L.
switchgrass
PAVI2
Cultivar: Trailblazer

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 5.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.7
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 13
Precipitation, Maximum 42
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 259000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
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