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Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal

Switch Grass

Very stiff, upright growth. Attractive metallic blue leaves turn yellow in fall. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds.  Deer resistant.


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Status: Ready
Availability: Available
$17.49
Commercial Login
  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:48-60 Inches
  • Spread:24-48 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Burgundy

Native grasses, these prefer sun to light shade and moderately fertile soil, but are tolerant of drought, poor soils, and wet soils, making them great for rain gardens. 

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Wet
Flowering Months
August
Foliage Color
Blue
Blue-Green