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Purple Fountain Grass

Purple fountain grass is one of those perfect plants that provides color and textural interest in mixed perennial beds, meadow gardens and container plantings.
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arielaj88 wrote:
I love this arrangement, could you say what these flowers are?
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It certainly is, thanks for your help, I will try to replicate as best I can.
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love that
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J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Great Design Plant: Purple Fountain Grass
How to use it: Purple fountain grass is the perfect addition to perennial garden beds as well as larger container plantings, and gardeners in nearly any zone can find a use for it. Its height makes it a great plant for the middle part of your garden, mixed in with flowering perennials or planted en masse for a more meadow-like look. If you opt to use purple fountain grass in your mixed perennial bed, plant it in groups of three to provide repetition and consistency. If you tuck it into a container, make sure the vessel is large enough to accommodate the mature size of the grass; I usually opt for pots at least 2 feet wide at the top. Plant it in the middle of the pot, and place flowering annuals such as purple petunias or calibrachoas and lime-green sweet potato vine around the base. The purple and green colors play off each other beautifully and create a stunning focal point for your patio or deck.

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Botanical name: Pennisetum setaceum Common names: Purple fountain grass, rose fountain grass USDA zones: Perennial in 8b-11, annual in all other zones. Find your zone. Water requirement: Average water needs; drought tolerant once established Light requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: Up to 48 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide Benefits and tolerances: Drought tolerant Seasonal interest: In late spring to mid-fall, the burgundy-black foliage and foxtail plumes remain a constant feature in the perennial garden; lends winter interest in its dried form When to plant: Mid-spring or after last frost
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Purple fountain grass is one of those perfect plants that provides color and textural interest in mixed perennial beds, meadow gardens and container plantings.
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