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6 Pack -Purple Fountain Grass Plugs

6 Pack -Purple Fountain Grass Plugs

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Under 3 Feet


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Bare root

Purple Fountain Grass - Pennisetum Setaceum 'Rubrum')

Purple fountain grass, a popular ornamental grass, is a stunning addition to any landscaping project. With its striking purple foliage and graceful fountain-like appearance, this plant brings a touch of elegance and drama to garden beds, borders, and containers. Its unique attributes make it a sought-after choice for landscaping, and here are some reasons why:

  • Striking Appearance: The most notable attribute of these plants are their stunning visual appeal. The deep purple or burgundy leaves create a captivating contrast with the surrounding greenery. Its aesthetic beauty enhances the overall design of any landscape, providing a focal point or a backdrop for other plants.

The foliage sways gracefully in the wind, resembling a cascading fountain, hence the name "fountain grass."

  • Versatility: This plant is remarkably versatile and can thrive in various landscaping settings. It looks exceptional when used as a border plant, edging a pathway or a garden bed. It can also be mass-planted to form eye-catching hedges or clumps, creating a dramatic effect. Moreover, this grass adapts well to container gardening, allowing for easy integration into patios, balconies, and rooftops.
  • Low Maintenance: For homeowners and landscapers seeking low-maintenance options, this grass is an ideal choice. Once established, it requires minimal care, making it perfect for busy gardeners or those new to landscaping. Regular watering and occasional pruning are usually sufficient to keep the plant healthy and thriving. In colder climates, it may die back in winter, but it often reemerges in spring without much intervention.
  • Drought Tolerance: Another attractive attribute is its ability to withstand drought conditions. Once its root system is established, it can tolerate periods of limited water availability, making it suitable for landscapes with water restrictions or in regions with arid climates. This drought tolerance contributes to water conservation efforts and reduces the need for excessive irrigation.
  • Wildlife Attraction: This grass attracts various wildlife to the landscape, contributing to biodiversity and ecological balance. The feathery flower heads produce seeds that serve as a valuable food source for birds, such as finches and sparrows. Additionally, the dense foliage provides shelter and nesting sites for small animals and insects.
  • Deer Resistance: In many regions, deer can be a nuisance for gardeners and landscapers, as they often graze on plants and foliage. However, one notable attribute of this plant is its relative deer resistance. While no plant is entirely deer-proof, this grass's tough leaves and sharp-edged blades make it less palatable to deer compared to other vegetation.

In conclusion, these plugs offer a plethora of attractive attributes when planted in landscaping projects. Its striking appearance, versatility, low maintenance requirements, drought tolerance, wildlife attraction, and deer resistance makes it a great choice for enhancing the beauty and functionality of gardens and outdoor spaces. Whether used as a focal point or to complement other plants, this ornamental grass adds a touch of elegance and allure to any landscape design.

Get your Purple Fountain Grass at TN Nursery today!

Customer Reviews

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None survived but impacted by heat wave shipping/delivery

These were well packaged and shipped quickly but it was during a heat wave and they sat in direct sunlight during my 16hr work day. All my plants were really cooked when I opened the box. None of the grass plugs survived even though I'm sure they were healthy upon shipping. It's been a month and where there was a sliver of green on one of them when I unpacked they are all now rotting and brown and definitely dead. I still highly recommend TN nursery- they are very helpful, knowledgeable, and grow and sell beautiful plants I just had overwhelming bad luck with this package- one of 3 ferns and the adjuga reptans survived but zero grass and zero lobelia