Panicum 'Northwind' has upright, steel blue foliage that's wider and more substantial than Panicum 'Heavy Metal.' Commonly referred to as Switch Grass, Panicum 'Northwind' is great for screening and winter interest in the garden. It is tolerant of drought and wet soils, but prefers full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. This grass is deer resistant and salt tolerant. Panicum is also good for borders, dry sun, and roadside plantings.