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.

Metallic-blue leaves turn yellow in the Autumn then 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.

*Deer Seldom Browse*

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Farm & Nursery in Farmer, North Carolina
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Ornamental, Perennial Grass
Foliage Type Winter Dormant
Height 2' - 4'
Spread 1' - 4'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary Foliage Color Metallic Bluish-green
Seasonal Foliage Color Dormant in the Winter
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink

Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Ensure the planting area is prepared for good drainage.  Poor drainage areas may result in 'root rot'.
Cold Hardiness Zone 5 - 9