Heavy Metal Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

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Upright selection of Switch Grass. Metallic blue foliage all season that turns yellow and red in fall. Airy plumes of red seed heads. Great for the back of the border, mass planted or in Container. Drought tolerant. Plumes can be used in dried or fresh cut flower arrangements.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Blue
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Xeriscape
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
48-60"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Fall
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Fall Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Prefers moist, well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Cutback foliage in spring to promote vigorous new growth. Divide every few years to maintain plant health and vigor.

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