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Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass



'Heavy Metal' is one of the most upright varieties of Panicum, boasting very stiff, metallic blue foliage that can hold its striking vertical form without flopping over. Its dramatic color and habit make it a perfect backdrop plant for shorter grasses and perennials. Airy, pinkish colored panicles form cloud-like tufts above the foliage in summer and the seed heads attract birds to the yard all winter long. 

Common Name: Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass
Botanical Name: Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Sun
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 3'
Bloom Time: Late summer
Soil Preference: Adaptable, Dry and Moist
Advantages: Easy to Grow, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies
Zone: 4-9
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