Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass )

This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow deep, rich red leaves, while showy burgundy bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture

Bright violet-blue blooms rise above dark green leathery foliage forms a dense mound.
ALL PARTS OF THE PLANT ARE POISONOUS. The common name ‘Monkshood’ comes from the cowled upper sepal’s resemblance to the cloth hood worn by medieval monks.

Blooms mid to late summer
10-12 in tall x 8-10 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies
Deer resistant

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Upright lime-green flowers rise above light green soft velvety leaves. Partially folded toothed scalloped lobes are hairy, making the leaves sparkle with the morning dew.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread

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Dome-like mauve-pink flowers blooms on multiple purple-spotted stems and deep green, ovate, coarsely toothed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
3-5 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This deciduous perennial features variegated leaves of gray-green centres and butter yellow serrated edges that fade to pale creamy yellow. In early fall, delicate creamy white buds open to reveal pale pink flowers that are followed by russet red seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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This tall, clump-forming perennial features multi-branched hairy stems each topped with a spire that blooms to reveal tiny purple flowers. The foliage is comprised of sharply serrated lanceolate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow dark green leaves that lighten to gold, then to beige in autumn, while showy dark red bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This graceful perennial grass features narrow ribbons of white and green striped blades. Fast growth rate.

*This species is invasive and will spread through roots and rhizomes. Plant where it can roam freely, or using soil barriers, or in containers where threat of spreading is lower.

Blooms early to mid-summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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