Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switch Grass

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A switch grass selection with a dramatically vertical habit.  The upright blades have a steely blue color and are topped by airy pinkish flower panicles in summer. Foliage turns yellow in autumn and develops a golden brown winter color. 


  •  · Metallic-blue blades
  •  · Strongly vertical habit
  •  · Pinkish flower panicles
Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  

Height:

4-5 ft

Spread:

12-24 in

Zone:

4-9

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Nature Attraction

Songbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Dried Flower

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Winter

Panicum

Common Name: Switch Grass

Medium to tall clumping grass with rigid upright stems. Blooms late summer into fall.