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PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS
Shipping SIZE: #2G (7.57L)
Enjoy PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS plants for their ...
. eye-catching burgundy-red foliage>>> vivid color all season long . graceful fountain-like growth habit >>> grows to 3-4'; (clumping grass) . prolific, rosy summer to fall flower plumes held above foliage . carefree eco-friendly nature >>> considered drought-tolerant and virtually pest free . exceptional tolerance of high temperatures, humidity and strong winds .garden versatility >>> standalone garden accents + mass plantings + container gardening
USDA plant hardiness zones: 9, 10, 11 (20° F, -7° C) Easily overwintered in a protected spot, or grow as an annual in colder climates. Sunset plant hardiness zones: 8-24, 26, 27, 29, H1, H2
LIGHT: full to partial sun [full sun for best performance + brightest color] WATER: moist to dry [extremely drought-tolerant once established] SOIL: humus-rich + well-drained [forgiving of many soil types]
Botanical Name:Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ Plant Family: Poaceae – Grass Family (formerly Gramineae) Plant Origin: Native to open, scrubby habitats in tropical Africa, the Middle East, and southwest Asia. a.k.a: Rubrum Fountain Grass, Mayor Daley’s Grass, Tender Fountain Grass
How to grow Purple Fountain Grass plants: . Select a location that provides adequate sunlight, water, and soil requirements [see above] . Water Purple Fountain Grass regularly until established and during dry spells for optimum performance . Fertilize Purple Fountain Grass in early spring . Cut back to about 6" in late fall to early spring . Maintain a mulch layer to conserve soil moisture and minimize pesky weeds . Avoid unnecessary cultivation around Purple Fountain Grass once it's established . Grow Purple Fountain Grass in winter-protected containers in colder climates
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