Switch grass

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switch grass - Panicum virgatum  'Heavy Metal'

Common Name: Switch grass
Genus: Panicum
Species: virgatum
Cultivar: 'Heavy Metal'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Grey/Silver, Purple, YellowFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This deciduous ornamental fountain-like grass is renowned for its steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves which form stiff upright clumps that turn yellow in autumn. The late summer and early autumn pink flowers add an airy elegance. Perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny well-drained new perennial border.

Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies between mid-spring and summer


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