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Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Attracts Butterflies Cut Flowers Drought Tolerant Resists Deer Native to North America

Collection: Grasses
Tags: grass, panicum, switch grass


This selection has a very strong upright habit and develops very showy seed by late summer. The foliage is a metallic shade of blue and turns yellow by fall.

Botanical NamePanicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
HardinessZone 3
Bloom MonthsAugust
FeaturesAttracts Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Resists Deer, Native to North America

Planting Instructions

  • Remove from the growing container.
  • Dig a hole 2 times container size and same depth of container.
  • Refill with dry soil.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.