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Desert Plains Fountain Grass

Considered best in its class

Desert Plains Fountain Grass

Considered best in its class

Availability: Out Of Season



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Out Of Season
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  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 36 - 48 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid - late summer, persists through the winter
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 3" POT

We ship this item in Fall.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Description

    Well known for its large size, exceptional hardiness and spectacular fuzzy plumes, this ornamental grass makes a fantastic focal point plant or garden accent. Finely textured blades grow 3-4' tall in full sun and produce loads of fluffy, 5" plumes of tan in mid to late summer. Blooms will persist through the winter for an almost year-round appeal. In fall, the grass turns deep red at the tips with the entire plant changing to shades of orange and gold by season's end. Adds graceful movement and beauty to borders and containers, too. Deer resistant. Zones 5-9. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains'. PP20751

    There is a reason why garden designers and landscapers put ornamental grasses in their plans. These vibrant, beautiful plants add texture, interest and variety to any garden or landscape. Plus, they are easy to grow and a snap to maintain. Many grass varieties feature feathery plumes or striking foliage that changes color with the seasons. One of the very best things about ornamental grasses is that they don't disappear after blooming has ended. They continue to evolve throughout the year, providing welcome color and architectural interest to the area. Don't miss out on these fabulous plants.

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Pennisetum alopecuroides PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Desert Plains' Pat. #20,751
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
    • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
    • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
    • Flowering Date: Mid - late summer, persists through the winter
    • Winter Care: If fall planted, provide a mulch around base for the first winter and remove early in spring before growth starts
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • Flower Color: white
    • Flower Form: 3" - 4" fluffy plume
    • Foliage Type: Long narrow ribbon-like, forming a handsome cascading mound of dark green, turning russet gold in fall
    • Pruning: None, except to cutback the whole plant Very early spring before new growth starts
    • Soil Requirement: Well drained garden soil, quite adaptable to a wide range of soil types except wet
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
    Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
    1A - 5B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
    6A-6B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
    7A 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
    7B-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
    Last Order Date Zones 1-5: 10/29/18
    Zones 6-10: 11/12/18

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