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Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Regular price $6.00 USD
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Plant Type: ornamental grass
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: burgundy-purple plumes
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Purple Fountain Grass is a perennial (in warm climates) or annual (in cooler climates) ornamental grass, valued for its striking foliage and elegant flower plumes. It's native to East Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia but has become popular in gardens worldwide.

The most notable feature of Purple Fountain Grass is its arching, burgundy-purple leaves that give the plant a graceful, fountain-like appearance. The deep purple color provides a beautiful contrast in the garden and makes it an excellent choice for adding color and texture to the landscape.

In addition to its attractive foliage, Purple Fountain Grass produces tall, feathery plumes in the summer. These plumes start out purple and fade to a soft tan as they age. The flowers can be used in fresh or dried floral arrangements, adding to the plant's versatility.

Purple Fountain Grass is often used as a specimen plant, in mass plantings, or as part of a mixed border. Its dramatic color and form make it a standout in any garden setting. It's also suitable for container gardening, where it can add height and drama to patio and balcony plantings.

This grass prefers well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. While it thrives in full sun, it can also tolerate light shade. In cooler climates, Purple Fountain Grass is often grown as an annual, as it is not frost-tolerant.

Overall, Purple Fountain Grass is appreciated for its striking appearance, ease of care, and ability to add movement and interest to the garden. Its lush foliage and elegant plumes make it a favorite among gardeners and landscape designers alike.

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