switchgrass-heavy-metal

Botanical Name Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name Switchgrass 'Heavy Metal'
Plant Type Ornamental grass
Hardiness Zone 5-9
Height 3-6 ft.
Spread 2-3 ft.
Habit upright
Exposure full sun to part shade
Bloom Type July-Feb.
Bloom Color pink
Flower showy
Autumn/Winter Intrest good fall & winter presence
Suggested Use groupings, accent plant, meadow gardens
Locations Hurricane Bay Beach Club
Notes This rhizomatous perennial grass has a narrowly upright, clumping form. Mid-green stems bear stiff, erect, blue-gray leaves to 24 inches long. Foliage turns yellow in autumn. Weeping panicles of tiny purple-green spikes appear in early autumn.
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