Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' ~ Heavy Metal Switch Grass - Delivered By ServeScape
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' ~ Heavy Metal Switch Grass-ServeScape
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' ~ Heavy Metal Switch Grass-ServeScape
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' ~ Heavy Metal Switch Grass-ServeScape

Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'


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  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Heavy Metal Switch Grass is a dense fast-growing ornamental grass native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright metallic blue foliage turns yellow in fall and fades to tan in winter.  In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny pink flowers raise above the foliage like a cloud which turn brown in fall and persist through winter.  Prefers part sun and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Central and East N. America; GA Native

Height: 

4' - 5'

Spread: 

1' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

Summer, FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant. Too much shade will lose its upright form.  Beetles and mites are occasional problems.  Root and crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Some susceptibility to rust.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group PlantingsBordersNaturalized AreasWoodland GardenWildlife GardensBog Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Blanket Flower, Sedum, Daisy Mum

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal 5zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) F. D. RichardsNursery, 2021, (4) Andrey Zharkikh2011.10.21_15.41.55_CIMG6596

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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