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  • Heavy Metal'
BLUE SWITCH GRASS
Panicum v. 'Heavy Metal'
This tall switch grass forms a stiff, rigidly upright
clump of blue leaves that turn bright yellow
in fall. Delicate pink panicles dance above the
foliage beginning in late summer. Perfect size
for the back of the border.
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
BLOOMS: Late Summer
HEIGHT: 5-6 ft
SPACE: 2-3 ft
ZONE: 4-9
  • Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Tolerates wide range of soils, including dry ones, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils. Tends to flop in rich soils. Generally best in full sun. Will grow in part shade, but begins to lose its columnar form in too much shade, growing more openly and possibly falling over. Grows primarily in clumps, but may infrequently spread by rhizomes. Also may self-seed in optimum growing conditions, however, 'Heavy Metal' does not come true from seed and self-seeded plants may be best removed from a planting to preserve the uniformity of the foliage color. Cut back clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring.
  • Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (30)ct Flat

$132.55
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Unless a future ship date is requested, orders placed by 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, are shipped by the following Monday or Tuesday, subject to Availability, weather and backlog. Cannot be shipped to CA.
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Product Description

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Blue Switch Grass
Zone 4 to 9, Full sun
Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Perhaps the most upright variety of Panicum, the strong stems of 'Heavy Metal' never flop or lean, even in heavy rains. Its metallic blue leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. Beginning in late summer or early fall, delicate pink panicles dance 12 to 16 inches above the foliage.

Panicum is native that is very easy to grow and is a good for beginners. It will grow in any soil, from sand to clay, is drought tolerant once established, and even withstands periodic flooding. Grow this in full sun. It will tolerate light shade, but will flop over if the shade is too heavy. Panicum is wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for seaside gardens or along roads that are salted in winter.

Not available for shipment to CA

Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (30)ct Flat Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Blue Switch Grass
Zone 4 to 9, Full sun
Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Perhaps the most upright variety of Panicum, the strong stems of 'Heavy Metal' never flop or lean, even in heavy rains. Its metallic blue leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. Beginning in late summer or early fall, delicate pink panicles dance 12 to 16 inches above the foliage.

Panicum is native that is very easy to grow and is a good for beginners. It will grow in any soil, from sand to clay, is drought tolerant once established, and even withstands periodic flooding. Grow this in full sun. It will tolerate light shade, but will flop over if the shade is too heavy. Panicum is wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for seaside gardens or along roads that are salted in winter.

Not available for shipment to CA

Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.

Click here for more ordering and shipping information

$132.55

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