Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Blue Switch Grass
Zone 4 to 9, Full sun
Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Perhaps the most upright variety of Panicum, the strong stems of 'Heavy Metal' never flop or lean, even in heavy rains. Its metallic blue leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. Beginning in late summer or early fall, delicate pink panicles dance 12 to 16 inches above the foliage.
Panicum is native that is very easy to grow and is a good for beginners. It will grow in any soil, from sand to clay, is drought tolerant once established, and even withstands periodic flooding. Grow this in full sun. It will tolerate light shade, but will flop over if the shade is too heavy. Panicum is wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for seaside gardens or along roads that are salted in winter.
Height: 5.0-6.0 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Blue shades
Low to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.
1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews
Happy with what I got.