Berrybank Nursery, 5 Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5BA
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Common Name: 'Switch grass'

An upright growing, clump-forming deciduous grass with stiff metallic blue-grey leaves in summer which turn yellow in autumn, and weeping panicles of purple-green spikelets, Aug-Sep. H120cm S60cm.


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Care Instructions

Best grown in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. A nice architectural grass particularly suited to prairie planting. 

Plant No: 2212

About Us

Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.

We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.

Our Contacts

Berrybank Nursery,
5 Boggs Holdings,
East Lothian
EH34 5BA

01875 341179