Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

switch grass

2 litre pot £9.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Flowers:purple-green
  • Other features: striking autumn colour
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This deciduous ornamental fountain-like grass is renowned for its steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves, which form stiff, upright clumps that turn yellow in autumn. The late summer and early autumn, pink flowers add an airy elegance. One of our recommended plants, it's perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny, well-drained new perennial border.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies between mid-spring and summer


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