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Prairie Winds® 'Desert Plains' Fountain Grass

Description

  • Fluffy purple flower spikes summer-winter.
  • Super tough and durable.
  • Sun loving and deer resistant.
  • More floriferous and colorful than similar fountain grasses.
  • Zones 5-9, sun, 4' tall x 4' wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Prairie Winds® ‘Desert Plains’ fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) is ideal for medium to large landscapes, where its 3-4’ tall, vase-like habit creates a lovely display as a specimen, mass planted, or within a mixed border. In summer its 5”, fluffy, dusky-purple blooms arrive in profusion, just in time to complement the slowly changing foliage. Fall color change starts at the leaf tips, turning them bright red, and over time the entire leaf turns orange and yellow, complementing matured tan flower heads. Foliage and flowers can be left standing in winter to provide interest and cover for wildlife. Very nice as a cut flower, as well as for winter interest! Details Botanical name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains'
Common name: Fountain grass
Patent #: PP20,751
Zone: 5-9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hrs/day)
Height x width: 3-4' X 3-4'
Flower color: purple, turning tawny in fall and winter
Foliage color: Green; yellow in autumn
Bloom season: Early summer, persisting through fall and even winter if not cut back
Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, cut flower garden
How To Grow Soil: Any well-drained soil will do.
Light: Performs best in full sun. Can tolerate part sun, but may not produce as many flowers.
Water: Average. Once established, it will tolerate a bit of drought, but flowers better, and develops better color, if provided with a deep watering during periods of extended drought.
Spacing: 3-4'
Fertilizing: Does not require fertilizer, but if desired you can apply a small amount of all purpose garden fertilizer in spring. Be sure to water it in thoroughly.
Winterizing: We recommend leaving foliage in place over winter, as ornamental grasses contribute substantial interest in otherwise dormant landscapes. This practice also helps minimize the potential for rot in cold, wet soils - particularly in areas with clay soil.
Maintenance & pruning:  Prune down to 3-4" above soil level in late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges.

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T.F. (Nebraska)
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Arrived on schedule, with very good packaging. No dirt loss, plants were protected well, and soil was still damp. After watering, recovering a few days, and then planting, all looked somewhat stressed but still in decent shape. Continued growth, however, has been about 50/50, with two plants doing very well - doubling in size and greening up nicely. The remaining three haven’t had any new growth and seem to be struggling. No complete browning, but they haven’t taken off like the other two. All were planted in new beds with improved soil and compost. 2/5 stars for the two that are doing great!