name: 'Heavy Metal'
Latin name: Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Elevation to: 7000'
Growth habit: Upright clump
Max height: 48" - 60"
Spread: 30" - 36"
Flowers: Yes, July - August
Flower type: Small
shiny pink flowers
Native to area: No
Heavy Metal Grass
Grasses Cultivation: Plant Heavy Metal Grass in well drained soil in full sun.
This tall growing grass is tolerant of most soil types.
Remove the past seasons growth in
spring before new growth emerges. Heavy Metal Grass prefers not to have
constantly wet root zone.
Propagation: Seeds can be sown when soil temperature is
over 55 degrees. Growing from seed is a slow process. For faster
growth purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden
Center. Once Heavy Metal grass have become established it can be divided
Pests ~ Diseases: Damping off, rust and mosaic virus.