Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Panicum virgatum


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Poaceae)
(PAN-i-cum vir-GA-tum)
Blue Switchgrass

An outstanding native grass selection, with upright steely-blue foliage standing up to 5’ tall all year. Combines beautifully with tall perennials like ironweeds and sunflowers. More “see-through” than other grasses — light, airy blooms add a delicate character to this vigorous clumping grass. 'Heavy Metal' thrives in sunny, well-drained sites, and can even adapt to areas that are periodically wet. Provides cover and food for birds.

Bloom color: silver-mauve
Bloom period: fall
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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