switch grass ‘Heavy Metal’


Botanical Name
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’
Common Name switch grass ‘Heavy Metal’
Family Poaceae
USDA Zone 5 to 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest Summer, Fall, Winter
Height and Spread
4-5ft x 1-2ft (120-150cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color Pink
Attracts Wildlife
Provides Food for Birds, Hosts, Butterflies, Moths, Bees and Other Pollinators
Additional Information
Panicum virgatum Native to the Chicago Region
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate