Ornamental Grass with Stately Purple PlumesPurple Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’, is an ornamental grass that is brilliant and beautiful year round. One would look outstanding in your rock garden, and they’re particularly spectacular in groups. You could even put a couple in pots for a stately welcome to your front porch or patio. Imagine a 4 foot wide patch of grass with long narrow leaves reaching 3 feet into the sky and gently swaying in the summer breeze. Now envision those leaves a deep burgundy color. That alone would be a remarkable plant for your yard, but next comes the bloom. In summer, tall stems will soar up above the foliage, reaching 5 feet in height and tipped with foot-long, fluffy plumes of matching burgundy. As they age, the plumes will gently arch as they take on a tan hue and persist into fall. What a spectacle! Your Purple Fountain Grass is both drought and heat resistant. Its decorative plumes will persist into fall and do well as cut flowers. They work particularly well in craft projects when dried. Deer don’t bother this grass, and it’s easy to care for. Purple Fountain Grass is an easy to care for ornamental grass that really delivers. It’s the kind of plant that will stand out wherever you place it, and will look great in almost any location. Plant one or several today!* Drough & heat resistant* Tall summer purple plumes* Year round color.
Fluffy Red & White Bunny Tails!Red Bunny Tails is just as much fun to grow as the name implies! The delightful blooms begin as a dramatic burgundy/red, transitioning to fluffy puffs of white atop the slender grass. Although named “bunny tails”, the blooms are more reminiscent of a rabbit’s foot, with a longer, showier display. The blooms start their show in mid-summer and continue right on into fall. The vibrant, green grass grows in a clumping manner, rising up tall and straight with a gentle arch that provides dramatic appeal as it gracefully sways on the afternoon breeze. Red Bunny Tails will grow up to 36 inches high with a 30 inch spread. It has an upright, arching nature. Red Bunny Tails is adaptive to a variety of soils and thrives in full sun locations. Plant a few for an impressive border, use one as a specimen or even place one in a large container. Cut a few for a natural display on your kitchen table or dry some of the blooms for later use in crafts. It’s as functional as it is lovely. Red Bunny Tails serves as an annual or perennial depending upon your conditions, increasing its versatility.Grasses are always a natural-looking addition to the home landscape and Red Bunny Tails has the added advantage of not only being beautiful, but fun. Plant a Red Bunny Tails today and bring some of this versatile grass’ adorable whimsy to your yard today.* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Heat & drought tolerant* Works well in containers* Disease resistant.
The FIRST Variegated Purple Fountain Grass!Pennisetum Fireworks (‘Fireworks’ Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ USPP 18,504.) is the first purple fountain grass that is more than just ‘purple’. ‘Fireworks’ breaks color barriers with a deep maroon-purple center vein flanked by hot pink margins. The effect is shockingly bright color in your garden from a typically simple grass.Use fountain grass to add texture and dimension to your perennial beds and borders. It looks great with prairie-style companions (Coreposis ‘Moonbeam’ or Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ come to mind) or in modern gardens where it makes an unforgettable statement planted in masses.Fireworks brings deep beautiful color wherever you plant it, even in containers! It grows 24” to 36” tall and holds its color all season long, even deep onto the fall. In late summer it will shoot up soft, fluffy ‘foxtails’ blooms that will add even greater interest.Treat ‘Fireworks’ like you would any ornamental grass, shearing it down to the ground in late fall or early spring. This is a tough perennial grass that is easy to care for. Drought and disease don’t bother it once it is established and salt air doesn’t even phase it. If you live near the coast, ‘Fireworks’ will grow without need to coddle it.If you’re looking for something other than the “same old, same old” in your garden this year, order a few Pennisetum Fireworks from us today!* Outstanding variegated foliage* Summer bloom* Heat tolerant.
Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Burgundy Bunny’, is a warm season grass, so where temperatures get colder than -10 degrees F, this plant is considered an annual.Warm-season grasses need warm soil to begin their growth, so Burgundy Bunny won’t start growing until mid to late spring or even early summer.This miniature fountain grass will turn shades of brown as the weather turns colder. Once this happens, and you live in an area where this grass will survive the winter, trim back to a few inches tall.You can leave the dried grasses and seed heads in your garden for winter interest; covered with snow, this ornamental grass can be quite striking.If this grass needs dividing, do so anytime in the spring through mid-summer. This miniature cutie exhibits an impressive display in containers or the front of the border.Burgundy Bunny forms a petite habit with narrow green leaves with a hint of red, and produces small tufted cream flower plumes in late summer. You will be delighted with its blazing red color in the fall!Red Fall Color!.
Add Texture & Movement with this Compact Ornamental GrassThe Grass, ‘Dwarf Fountain Grass’, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’, is a great grass for a specimen or in mass plantings.The leaves are narrow and arch. The seed-heads resemble bottle brushes which are a rose copper bristly head. It truly gives a fountain like appearance. The mature flowers last until winter freezes shatter the seed heads! It is only 2′ tall.Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group.They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks.They aren’t fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant. Dwarf Fountain prefers full sun and well drained-soils. If planted in partial shade, little or no flowering will occur.* Rose-Copper Colored Seed Heads* Compact 2′ Tall Plant* Fountain Shape* Easy to Grow* Drought Tolerant .
Elegant, cascading grass with decorative plumes and year round interest.Just as the name implies, Fountain Grass appears as a fountain of cascading grass. Purple-tinted, foxtail-like plums shoot up above the foliage in summer and persist through fall. The foliage takes on gold tones for autumn, with the purple plumes transitioning to coppery tones that persist through the winter months.Fountain Grass is a reliable grass that will present a strong appearance in your landscape this year.* Decorative foliage* Colorful plumes* Drought tolerant* Fast growing* Wonderful for cut and dried arrangements* Great for containers* Winter interest* Deer resistant (once established).
Showy and Quick Growing Highlight for Your Garden Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) is one of the most recognized ornamental grasses in today’s garden landscape. You often see these as the centerpiece in pre-planted garden pots in nurseries. They fill in medians in parking lots. They pop up in front of municipal buildings across the country every year. They are so popular with very good reason. Red Fountain Grass is reliable and easy to grow. It is a tough annual that grows and flowers quickly. Red Fountain Grass lives up to its name with a very graceful arching form that waves in the wind and seems almost liquid. It grows beautiful burgundy bottlebrush-type flowers that look so soft you often see people reaching out to touch them. This is a hardy annual that sometimes acts like a perennial, depending on where you live. Some winters it might do fine and just need a prune in early spring to get it to burst back to life. Or it might not. Unless you live in a warm winter area, its best to enjoy this lovely plant as a fast-growing annual show-stopper. The fountain-like form and reddish color play well with almost any other plant in your garden. Plant it where it will get back-lit from the rising or the setting sun and you are in for one of the most satisfying and beautiful treats for the home gardener. Order yours from us today! * Quick growing and very showy * Profusion of soft flowers * Lovely burgundy foliage.
Easy Care Fountain Grass has Varied Colors & TexturePiglet Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Piglet’ PPAF, is a new fountain grass that is perfectly sized for any garden. At only 18″ tall, Pennisetum ‘Piglet’ is half the size of Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ and much more floriferous than Pennisetum ‘Little Bunny’. In late summer, tawny plumes cascade up and above the finely textured, green foliage. Pennisetum ‘Piglet’ looks stunning with other late summer blooming perennials like asters or caryopteris. The value of this long-lived and low-maintenance fountain grass comes from the varied colors and textures of the foliage as well as the striking flower spikes. From earliest spring into the dead of winter, this grass offers an arresting display that complements flowering plants nearby while making an elegant statement on its own. ‘Piglet’ Fountain Grass is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, is resistant to most insects, and tolerates drought well. Plant in well drained soil.* No pruning required* Late summer blooms* Great in containers .
Set your garden on fire!Nothing brings movement and motion to your garden like the flowing stalks of a great grass. Purple Flame Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Purpurascens’) will add dynamism to your landscape like few other plants can. This striking grass gives you year-round beauty.Purple Flame starts off in the spring as a compact clump of fresh green leaves. It quickly grows to its full summertime height of 3′ to 4′ tall. The spring green blades start to gain a reddish tinge which gradually develops into deeper red hues as summer progresses.Then, in the fall, the plant shows why it is named after a blazing fire – it turns brilliant orange-red and shoots up striking creamy white seed plumes. In winter the foliage settles in to a lovely burgundy color. This pretty purple offsets the white plumes and persist well into winter, providing nice winter interest.Purple Flame Grass is easily grown in average well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to heavy clay. Use it as an accent plant, a unique screener around your pool, a handsome backdrop to your perennial border or even in your favorite container!Nature Hills sells big, healthy clumps that are ready to take off in your garden today!* Adds motion to your garden * Attracts wildlife * Four seasons of beauty.
Little Grass is a Big HitThe Ornamental Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’, is an extremely adaptable fountain grass with a low level of maintenance care. It is very suitable for border fronts, and the plumes can be used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.This miniature Fountain Grass is ideal for rock gardens or anywhere you need to provide color. With a plant height of 8-10″ and a spread of 12-24″, it is one of the smallest in its family.’Little Bunny’ should be planted in full sun to part shade and needs medium to wet moisture.The plumes on ‘Little Bunny’ will appear from August to October, appearing whitish green. The foliage will change from green to red to burgundy in the fall.Little Bunny Fountain grass has no known pest or disease problems. Try these plants in containers!* White Plumes in Summer* Red Foliage in Autumn* Compact and Adaptable Grass.
Purple Plumes All SummerKarley Rose Grass, Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’ (PP#12,909), displays clouds of smoky rose-purple flowers which burst into color in June. New plumes are continuously displayed all summer long and gently sway in the slightest breeze.’Karley Rose’ is a vigorous grower that looks spectacular when planted in masses, nearly any setting, especially in large combination planters! Planting in between perennials and shrubs is an excellent way to add a new dimension to the landscape.The value of this long-lived and low-maintenance fountain grass comes from the varied colors and textures of the foliage as well as the striking flower spikes.From earliest spring into the dead of winter, this grass offers an arresting display that complements flowering plants nearby while making an elegant statement on its own.’Karley Rose’ is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, is resistant to most insects, and tolerates drought well. This plant thrives in well-drained soil.This plant is striking in about any landscape!* Smoky Purple Flowers All Summer * Variable Foliage Adds Texture* Grows in Drier Soil.
Smoke and GoldThe Ornamental Fountain Grass ‘Redhead Fountain Grass’, ‘Pennisetum ‘Redhead’, produces very soft plumes that are smoky rose in color, all season long. ‘Red Head’ begins to show its enormous bottlebrush plumes in mid to late summer. The deep purple buds mature to smoky purple plumes. In the fall the leaves turn gold in color. Use this plant in containers, in sunny borders, meadows, rock gardens, and foundation plantings. ‘Red Head’ looks great in late-season containers. The bushy plumes are great as cut flowers if they are cut soon after they emerge. In late fall or early spring cut the foliage back almost to the ground before growth starts in spring. This plant has no serious insect or disease problems and is not usually appealing to deer.* Enormous Purple Plumes All Summer* Golden Foliage in Autumn* Deer Resistant .
Fountain Grass Spouts Mauve PlumesPennisetum ‘Desert Plains’, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Desert Plains’, is a hardy and graceful, fountain grass that makes a dazzling focal point in a sunny landscape.It is easy to grow and needs at least 6 hours of direct sun per day. Desert Plains is a seedling of Cassian, but has an improved habit, better flowering performance, and richer fall color.Desert Plains forms a stunning upright vase-shaped clump. The plants fine textured leaves make a transition from green with deep red tips, to shades of orange and bronze in the fall.It bursts into bloom with its showy, large 5 inch long, mauve-colored bottlebrush plumes early fall, about 2 weeks later than ‘Cassian’.Once this ornamental grass is established, it takes on the heat, humidity, and punishing sun effortlessly. It tolerates drought, is easy to grow, and is deer resistant.* Carefree hardy plant!* Vase Shaped Plant* 5″ Mauve Plumes in Autumn* Bronze Foliage in Autumn.