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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

PANICUM virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Commonly known as Switch grass

Stiff erect blue-grey leaves turning yellow in autumn
Further Reading....

Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
  • Deciduous - stiffer, more erect leaves than the species
  • Brown or black - purple-brown
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
  • Ornamental grasses - produces flowers in plumes
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - one of the dominant species of the American long grass praire
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Canada, USA to Central America
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Panicum virgatum - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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