Purple Fountain Grass - A Cutting Garden Must-Have
- Tall Summer Purple Plumes
- Drought and Heat Resistant
- Year Round Color
- Makes Great Dried Flowers
Any plans for a cutting garden would be remiss without the inclusion of Purple Fountain Grass, a quintessential must-have among gardeners. Purple Fountain Grass is gorgeous on display in your lawn and equally at home as a cut flower in your next floral arrangement.
Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') is an ornamental grass that brings the passion of purple to your lawnscape or your vase. This brilliant purple grass is beautiful year round, whether you add it to a rock garden, a group in a flower bed, or an accent among other plants in a border. The grass also pots well, so adding it to a container for display on a front porch or patio is not uncommon. Just a slight breeze sets this ornamental grass moving, swaying back and forth and adding a lovely sense of motion to your yard.
Purple Fountain Grass cascades into a fountain-like shape upon maturity, giving rise to its name. In summer, the tall stems of Purple Fountain Grass soar above its foliage, reaching up, and tipping its foot-long matching burgundy plumes. As the days go by, these plums form an arch and turn a tan color that persists into the early days of autumn.
From a grower's standpoint, Purple Fountain Grass is hard to beat. It I deer resistant and easy to care for, especially considering the color and visual fun that it delivers wherever it's used. Choose this type of grass on its own as a specimen plant, as a foundation plant in a larger grouping or flower bed, or as an accent in a perennial garden or border. It also adds a fun and colorful touch to rock or desert gardens and can be tapped as ground cover in some landscape applications.
Aside from being easy on the eyes outdoors, Purple Fountain Grass is a great flower for drying. This makes it a popular variety for craft projects.
Purple Fountain Grass is the kind of plant that will stand out wherever you place it, and will look great in almost any location. Plant one or several today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, Burgundy|