Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) ‘Heavy Metal’

Where to Buy

US & Canada|UK & Ireland


Features steely-blue leaf color for a striking summer backdrop. Turns shimmery golden yellow in fall before making an elegant statement in the winter landscape.

Planting Partner variety for our “A Sunny Oasis for Pollinators to Visit” garden design.


Panicum (Switch Grass) 'Heavy Metal'

Approx. Height

48-72" (122-183cm)

Approx. Spread

36" (91cm)

Aftercare Instructions

Cut back plants to 6" (15cm) in late winter, early spring, before new growth appears.

Flowering Time

Midsummer through late fall, with winter interest if not cut back.


Sun, Part Shade

Approx. Winter Hardiness

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9