Plant DetailShow Menu

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Phonetic Spelling
PAN-ih-kum ver-GAY-tum HEH-vee MEH-tal
Description

Metallic blue foliage with great fall color; seldom falls over; salt tolerant. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Form: Upright

 

More information on Panicum virgatum.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#blue#resistant#fall interest#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#blue#resistant#fall interest#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Panicum
    Species:
    virgatum
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Pink tones in inflorescence
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Pollution
    Wet Soil