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.
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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    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
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