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botanical name:
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Switch Grass
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 2.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Makes upright clumps of blue-green foliage that turns pale yellow in autumn. Large airy panicles of tiny pinkish purplish flowers in late summer, create a hazy effect.

Most reasonable soils in sun or light shade.
Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring.

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