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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'
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: July, August, September
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics - Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Color

    • Pink
  • Flower Hue

    • Light
  • Flower Type

    • Panicle
  • Flower Height

    • 6' to 8'
  • Foliage Color

    • Blue
  • Leaf Texture

    • Fine
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 1/4" or Less
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Prune Time

    • Jan/Feb/March
  • Growth Rate

    • Fast
  • Origin

    • North America
  • Divide

    • Every Third Year

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  • Plant Habit: Upright
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  • Plant Habit: Upright
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  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Plant Habit: Upright

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St. Charles, IL 60174

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