Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Poaceae)
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
Container size: Qt.