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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Purple Top Grass - Molinia Caerulea
The Purple Top Grass is a beautiful purple grass that is intended to be grown in warm climates. It is most suggested to be produced in zone 9, however, will survive in zones 7&8 when adequately maintained during winter. This type of grass will get quite tall, about 4ft by 4ft, but can be cut back to as low as 3”. The purple top grass is drought resistant, so well-drained soil is a necessity.
Grazing livestock enjoy munching on it, birds build nests with part of the plant and eat the seeds too, and its purple hue is attractive in large fields. Purple Top Grass is also eco-friendly, easy to grow and care for, and this perennial, warm season grass is excellent for both upland restoration as well as ornamental use on properties. Purple Top Grass is considered a native grass found along roadsides, meadows, near railroads and open fields. It has several exciting features to it, including its odd shape and height. It can reach up to four feet tall, and its flat, green leaves with tufted hairs grow up to a foot long. The pyramid-shaped seed heads of this plant are purple, and when it blooms, the showy flowers are also purple to almost black in hue. The flowering season takes place from late summer into early autumn.
Purple Top Grass prefers wet soil with partial sun, say nursery experts.
When planted in mass, the purple seed heads create aesthetic beauty for one's rustic garden, pathway or meadow display, offering a languid elegance as its form bends gracefully in the breeze. It's recommended to plant the grass in the spacing of 12 to 16 inches. The favorite bunch grass is also called by another name, greasy grass. Its seeds are covered with an oily substance that attracts butterflies. It can be planted alone but does well in mixes with other warm season grasses. The grass is native to the East Coast and Southern Plains of the United States.
Purple Top Grass is even tolerant of road salt which is commonly seen during harsh winters in New England.
Purple Top Grass