Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’
Mature Height: 4-5 feet
Mature Width: 4-5 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone Range: 4 to 9
Water Requirements: Moderate Water, Drought Tolerant
Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Pancium virgatum is a favorite switchgrass, well-loved for its dramatic, metallic blue foliage and for its strong upright habit that stands straight and tall. Beginning in July pink-tinted, airy blooms make their appearance atop the head of the grass, this highlights the color of its blue leaves. This beautiful switchgrass serves as a colorful backdrop to many other perennials and grasses. It looks stunning in masses, and provides a focal point when used as a specimen. Panicum virgatum is an easy choice for meadows and naturalized areas because it is not picky about soil and is extremely drought tolerant.