Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switch Grass, Heavy Metal

Categories: Ornamental Grasses , Perennials


Interesting Notes:

Narrow, upright, growth with metallic-blue sweeping plumes. Pink flowers form in fall with foliage turning yellow. Bloom stalks rise above the foliage. Widely adaptable to most soil types. 3-4' high, 12-18" wide.


Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Blue-Grey

Fall Foliage Color:

  • Yellow

Flower Characteristics:

  • Pink

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Habit:

  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Adaptable to Various Soils