Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Switchgrass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Stiff, steel-green foliage provides a strong vertical accent in the landscape. Airy flowering panicles.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

30-42 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

July-September

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Stonecrop (Sedum ), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), New York Aster (Aster dumosus), Common Dwarf Betony (Stachys officinalis), Variegated Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus ), Lavender (Lavendula intermedia), Arctic Daisy (Dendranthema )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Containers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Winter
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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