Grasses – Purple Fountain

Purple Fountain Pennisetum

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These Proven Selections grasses are an excellent plant to use in the landscape or as centerpieces in large combination pots.  The versatility of ornamental grasses make them a useful addition to any landscape.

Upright arching.  Waves of gracefully nodding soft purple plumes arch up and out from burgundy-tinted foliage in true fountain grass form.  This variety is especially dramatic in clusters, mass plantings, or along slopes.  A favorite for fresh or dried arrangements.  Pest and disease-free.

Pot Size:  Gallons

Color:  Pink flowers with black/purple foliage

Features:  Cut flower; no deadheading; dried flower; heat tolerant; landscape plant; low maintenance

Height: 30-36 inches (tall)

Spacing:  18-24 inches

Habit:  Upright

Uses:  Landscapes and containers; this grass will beautify your garden all summer.  Used in either the back or middle of a container.  Usually a taller item that adds height and drama to the container.

Flowering Period:  Summer through fall

Hardy Temp:  20 F (-7 C)

Exposure:  Part sun to sun

Water Needs:  Normal

Maintenance:  Easy