Purple fountain grass

Purple fountain grass
Purple fountain grass
Purple fountain grass:  Purple fountain grass is one of the most popular of all ornamental grasses.
The purple or burgundy colored foliage and the soft, fuzzy-like blooms, which are followed by purplish seed
heads, will make a bold statement in the garden.

Group these grasses with other plants to build an awesome landscape.
Growing these grasses is easy and requires little maintenance once established.

All about purple fountain grass:
This ornamental grass does not survive cold winters and is hardy only in warm winter zones.
Therefore, it is important that this be a consideration prior to planting purple fountain grass.

In fact, in cooler regions the plant is normally treated as an annual.
It is still possible though, to enjoy this plant year after year when grown in a container.
It can then be brought indoors to see the winter through..

Cut the grass back to about three inches or so. Then place it either in a sunny window in a cool area indoors or simply place it in your basement.

Keep the plant moist, not soggy, watering it about once a month. Once the threat of cold or freezing weather has passed in spring, you can set the purple fountain grass back outdoors.

Growing this grass is easy.
Although it can be planted nearly anytime, spring is the most suitable time for planting.

Place the plants in a sunny location with well-draining soil.
Since mature plants can reach about four feet tall and just as wide, they should be given plenty of room in the garden.

Space any additional plants at least three to five feet apart.
Dig a hole both deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots and then water your  grass thoroughly.

Care of purple fountain grass:
Taking care of purple fountain grass is extremely easy. The grass is drought tolerant, so watering sufficiently every week or two should be enough.

Although not needed, you can give it an annual feeding with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in spring to help stimulate new growth.

Cut the grasses back in the fall prior to bringing the plant indoors or in late winter/early spring for those left outdoors in suitable climates.

 Purple fountain grass

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