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Heavy Metal Switch Grass # 1 Cb

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