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Heavy Metal Switch Grass # 1 CG

Introduce a touch of metallic elegance to your landscape with Switch Grass 'Heavy Metal' (Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'), a reliable ornamental grass that boasts steely-blue foliage, providing stunning color contrast to any garden setting. Blooming from late summer to mid-fall, this versatile plant adds vertical accents without floppiness, making it an ideal choice for mass plantings, wind screens, specimen planting, drought-tolerant landscapes, and even container gardening.

Ecological Benefits: 

  • As a native cultivar, Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' contributes to the preservation of local ecosystems and supports native wildlife, promoting the conservation of native plant species and fostering a resilient and sustainable garden landscape.
  • Utilize 'Heavy Metal' as a natural wind screen or privacy barrier, planting it along property lines or in strategic locations to provide protection from wind and create secluded outdoor spaces.
  • With its ability to thrive in dry conditions, 'Heavy Metal' is an excellent choice for drought-tolerant landscapes, requiring minimal water once established and contributing to water conservation efforts.

Growing Details: 
Flourishes in zones 4 to 9 
Height: ~5inches 
Width: ~36inches
Lighting: Sun