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Heavy Metal Panicum Grass Plant


- Blue Switchgrass

- Height: 4-5 feet

- Hardiness Zone: 4-9

- Exposure: Full Sun

- Bloom Time: Summer

- Each Quart contains 1 Heavy Metal Panicum Grass Plant

Plant Features
Heavy Metal Panicum (Switch Grass) Plant is one of the showier Panicum grasses. This slightly salt-tolerant ornamental grass has vivid, bluish-purple foliage that has a slight waxy covering, giving it a metallic look. The upright blades stand stiffly and are topped by classy, waxy, airy silvery-white blossoms that appear in later summer and remain nice-looking deep into the fall. The seed heads turn deep wine-red in late fall as the foliage turns bright yellow. What a show!
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Prairie Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Erosion Control, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes

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Cool Grass

This Heavy Metal Panicum grass is different, it adds a little more class to an area than other grasses. It makes huge amounts of tall purple seed heads which is very pretty to look at. I cut those weekly to add to my indoor flower vases and they last for weeks. Already split them twice & they do very well.

From Andrea | April 23, 2012