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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Blue Switchgrass

'Heavy Metal' achieves the open, airy look characteristic of Switchgrass, but it manages to be stiff and upright in habit with sensational metallic-blue foliage. This native is drought-tolerant, hot and cold resistant, and never needs staking. Its seed heads float over the delicate blades in late July and August to a height of 4–5', turning tan color over winter. A great wildlife cover.

Height: 4-5 ft
Spacing: 36 in
Hardiness Zone: 5 – 9

We can not ship to following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and HI.
Plants will be in seasonal condition with appropriate foliage.

Size Price Each 2-12 12+ QTY
Trade Gallon $12.95 $11.95 $9.95
Characteristics & Attributes for Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'


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