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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' - Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switchgrass

'Heavy Metal' Switchgrass has blue-green foliage that is very upright, with attractive seedheads appearing in July and lasting throughout the winter. One of the earliest Switchgrasses introduced to the trade like all the Panicums this is an important seed source to feed winter birds.  Selected by Kurt Bluemel.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
57 Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal #3 (blue-green fol.) 160 (160)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Native
Winter Interest
Foliage
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue/Blue-Gray/Blue-Green
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