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Plant Characteristics

Brand*
  • Oklahoma Proven
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
  • Green
  • Purple/Brilliant Purple
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Blue
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Green
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer Flowering
  • Early Spring
  • Year-Round
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Erosion Control
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

This species cannot be shipped to Kansas

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HEAVY METAL SWITCH GRASS

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Buy Heavy Metal Switch Grass online. Glaucous-blue leaves and a strong upright form create a formal appearance, softened only by its delicate seed heads. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

Mature Height:

5 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

2-10

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Switch Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1456

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 7103

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3348

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3349

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Customer Testimonials

THANK YOU for excellent careful packing!! Plant arrived in superb condition!!


Carol
Summit, NJ
November 2016

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