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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

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#fall color#blue#resistant#fall interest#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#fall color#blue#resistant#fall interest#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Panicum
    Species:
    virgatum
    Family:
    Poaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Description:
    Pink tones in inflorescence
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer