Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass

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Panicus virgatum 'Heavy Metal
Stiff, metallic blue blades distinguish this carefree native grass from others. Retains vertical form without flopping, topped by airy, pink-tinged panicles in summer. Brilliant foliage in fall. Attractive seed heads provide winter food for birds. Withstands seasonal flooding, yet drought tolerant when established.
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    Average Annual Low Temp (°F)

    1
    Below -50°F
    2
    -50°F to -40°F
    3
    -40°F to -30°F
    4
    -30°F to -20°F
    5
    -20°F to -10°F
    6
    -10°F to 0°F
    7
    0°F to 10°F
    8
    10°F to 20°F
    9
    20°F to 30°F
    10
    30°F to 40°F
    11
    40°F to 50°F
    Product Details
    Botanical Name Panicus virgatum 'Heavy Metal
    Common Name Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass
    Family Poaceae
    Foliage Type Ornamental Grass
    Mature Height 3 - 4 ft.
    Mature Width 2-3 ft.
    Preferred Zones Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
    Bloom Time July - August
    Bloom Type Non-Flowering
    Preferred Soil Type Widely Adaptable
    Sun Exposure Full / Part Sun
    Growth Rate Fast
    Drought Tolerance Medium - High
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