Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Common name: Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass, Heavy Metal Wand Panic Grass
Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Distribution: Central Canada south to Florida and Cuba, and through all but the Pacific Coast states, continuing through much of Mexico to Central America. Most common in the central plains of North America
Habitat: It occurs in both wet and dry soils in prairies and open woods, gravel bars and stream banks
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Perennial Grass
Usage: Best in mixed borders. Are effective in masses, small groups or as singles. Tolerant of wet soils.


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