Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) 'Heavy Metal'

Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ is a favorite switchgrass, well-loved for its dramatic, metallic blue foliage and for its strong upright habit that remains standing straight and tall. Pink-tinted, airy blooms appear in August, highlighting the color of its blue leaves. This blue switchgrass serves as a colorful backdrop to other grasses and perennials, looks stunning in masses, and provides a focal point when used as a specimen. A cultivar of native Panicum virgatum, it is an easy choice for meadows and naturalized areas as it not picky about soil and is very drought tolerant.  

Winterhardy cool season perennial

Height 130/150 cm
Width 60-80 cm
Spacing 80-110 cm / 1 -3 pc/m2
Flowering time VII-IX
Site sunny or partially shaded, dry or medium moisture well drained soil.
Use  groups
Propagation dividing the clump
Cutting back  spring
Availability 2020 spring plant  
Out of stock