Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage
Foliage Attribute
Silver or Blue Foliage
Bloom Color
Red
Attributes
For Bird Lovers
For Clay Soils
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switchgrass

A cultivar of an American native prairie grass which features spectacular, metallic-blue foliage. Auburn panicles and seed heads are fine-textured and airy. Beautiful as a specimen or for naturalizing. Plumes are effective for winter interest.

Height:

36-42 Inches

Spacing:

36" (91 cm)

Additional:

Prefers well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Color:

Auburn.

Panicum (pah'-ni-kum)

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Switch Grass

Native warm season prairie grasses forming clumps of upright foliage with clouds of airy seed heads. Beautiful as a specimen or for naturalizing the landscape, and the plumes are excellent for cutting and if left uncut are very effective for winter intere

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