Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Blue Switch Grass
- One of the most upright varieties of Panicum
- Metallic blue leaves turn yellow in the fall
- Airy pink panicles in late summer-early fall
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Panicum is a native grass. Easy to grow in in soil type. Drought tolerant once established. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade. Wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for the road or seaside.
Additional Characteristics & Attributes:
- Low Maintenance
- Salt Tolerant
- Mass Planting
- Cut Flower/ Foliage
- Focal Point
- Border or Bed
- Dried Flower/ Foliage
- Deer Resistant
- Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering):
- Dry Soil
- Average Water
- Keep Well-Watered
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' looks great with:
Alcea rosea 'Chaters Double Yellow'