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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Stiff, metallic blue foliage turns bright yellow with red highlights in the fall. Pink plumes turn tan in the fall.

Availability

Item

Size

Current

Future

10342 G3 165 0
Attributes & Uses
Naturalizing
Roof Garden
Tolerates Clay
Urban Tolerant
Native
Wetland Plants
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full sun
Fall Foliage Color
Yellow Hues
Foliage Color
Blue
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist

Height

3-5 Feet

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Spread

2-3 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Good Companions
Fire Chief™ Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mops'
Golden Threadleaf False Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera