Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: August and September
- 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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Q:Is this plant suitable for growing in a container?Asked on 13/4/2015 by Leakyli from Bristol
You can indeed grow this in a really large pot, but choose something with a wide base so it doesn't topple over.Answered on 22/4/2015 by Helen from crocus
As the days shorten, the autumn sun sinks a little lower every day and begins to backlight the borders, picking up detail and silhouette. There’s plenty to enjoy,- seed heads, in autumnal shades of brown and silver take centre stage, often lasting until mRead full article