Heavy Metal Switch Grass

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Truly remarkable Heavy Metal Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal) has an upright, columnar growth habit that makes it ideal for adding rhythm and structure to plantings. As tough-sounding as its name, this native plant cultivar doesn't flop after heavy rains, likes moist soil but tolerates drought and overwinters in style. A garden should stimulate all the senses, and this grass provides music for your ears with its rustling foliage. Attractive, pink-tinged flowers ripen into golden seed heads, and though dormant, the plant maintains its upright form throughout the winter.

  • Botanical Name:Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal
    Growing Zones:5 - 9
    What's my zone?
    Light Requirements:Full sun
    Mature Height:5 ft.
    Mature Spread:2 ft.
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Blooms:Late summer to fall
    Uses:Mass plantings, Accent plant, Foliage color contrast, Coastal gardens, Screen plantings, Water gardens
    Characteristics:Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Attracts birds, Year round interest, Tolerates poor soil
  • When will my order ship?

    We do our best to ship your order as soon as possible. Orders generally ship out within 1-3 business days.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Ground. Once shipped, your order will arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $70 ship free. Orders under $70 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the product description. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, check out our zone map to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

    Do you ship this time of year?

    Yes. Our plants are very well established and shipped with the container and soil intact. This allows us to ship the plants year round without compromising the health of the plants. In cases of extreme weather, we may choose to delay shipment for a short period in order to protect your order from the harsh conditions. If this happens, you will be notified immediately with the expected shipping date.

  • We promise to only send you healthy, well rooted plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com right away and we’ll take care of it.

    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

    In some cases, we may simply request a photo of the damaged plant to verify condition of plant before we process replacement or refund.

    If you have any other questions about our refund/replacement policy, please feel free to email us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com

  • All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bareroot. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surving the transit to your home. We guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant that is ready to thrive! We offer various different sizes of potted plants.

     

    Our container sizes include:

    1 Gallon Container: 6" wide by 7" tall

    2 Gallon Container: 8 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall