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Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal (Blue Switch Grass)

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous metallic blue leaves that turn bright chartreuse in autumn, while airy pink flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
5-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar