Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Blue Switch Grass)
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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Blue Switch Grass

Metallic blue leaves. Airy heads of tiny green flowers become become panicles of pinkish-red seedheads at 5-7'. Foliage bright yellow with burgundy tips in fall.
Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
21837.1G #1 0
21837.3G #3 564
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun to Part Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
6' to 8'
Flower Type
Panicle
Foliage Color
Blue
Leaf Texture
Fine
Divide
Every Third Year
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
Fast
Origin
North America