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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
Inventory
21837.1G #1 1903
21837.3G #3 1497
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Plant Characteristics


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