Ornamental Grass: Pennisetum purpureum Princess
Ornamental Grass: Pennisetum  purpureum Princess

Ornamental Grass: Pennisetum purpureum Princess

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Full or Part Sun
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Height: 2-3'
Spacing: 24-36" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN. Deer Resistance: Yes
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If you thought an Ornamental Grass without inflorescences would be boring, think again! The Fountain Grass 'Princess' may not bloom, but boy does it get better with age. Unlike other Grasses that turn brown as the weather heats up, this variety deepens in color. The lush, deep purple foliage will look stunning as a container centerpiece or in combination with summer-blooming perennials. Plant it in a mixed border with fall Asters and hardy Korean Mums to finish the season with a flourish. A Proven Winners® variety. Perennial in Zones 8-11; grow as an annual elsewhere. PP 17,728

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Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, IDAHO, MONTANA, NEVADA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Most varieties of ornamental grasses grow well in full sun and average garden soil. Keep their foliage for winter effect, cutting back all except the evergreen varieties (Festuca) before new growth emerges in the spring. Refresh Festucas by "raking" out the dried and dead leaves with gloved fingers.

Two varieties thrive in part or even full shade, expanding the possibilities for Grasses in the garden. Hakonechloa is suitable in part shade and Carex (Sedge) thrives in part to full shade. Both need soil that stays evenly moist. 

Transplant and divide in spring. Grasses that spread by rhizomes ("run" ) can be invasive and should be divided every year or so. Grasses that grow in clumps die out in the center and need dividing every few years. 

Fertilize ornamental grasses in spring with a balanced fertilizer.  We don't recommend, however, fertilizing them their first spring to allow the roots enough time to settle in before having to support their very lush top growth. 

Ornamental Grasses appear to be quite deer-resistant. Evidently the sharp-edged leaves are unpalatable.

Grasses are at home in mixed borders of perennials, bulbs, and shrubs. Consider summer and fall-blooming perennials as companions: Achillea, Rudbeckia, Helenium, Asters, Monarda, Perovskia, Phlox, and Oriental Lilies. The large Miscanthus varieties work well in the back of a border, or even as single specimens. Because most grasses are sited in the middle or back of a border and are cut back in early spring, we like to plant spring-flowering bulbs around them for color early in the year. Daffodils, Tulips, and Alliums bloom while the Grasses provide little to look at. Then the Grasses and foreground perennials sprout and camouflage the bulbs' maturing foliage.

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