Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Heavy Metal Switch Grass

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Heavy metal is a switch grass cultivar that features metallic-blue foliage and a columnar form. It is a clump-forming, warm-season grass that typically grows to 3' tall and 1-2' wide. Metallic-blue leaves turn yellow in the fall, fading to tan-beige in winter. Foliage is topped in mid-summer by finely textured, pink-tinged, branched flower panicles that hover over the foliage like an air cloud. Hardy in zones 5-9. *Deer Seldom Browse*

 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial grass
foliage Type Dormant in winter
Height 2-4 ft
Spread 1-4 ft
Shape Clump-forming
Primary foliage Color Green, bluish metallic
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average
Cold Hardiness Zone 5-9