The Q&A Archives: Purple Fountain Grass

Question: I purchased a Monrovia Purple Fountain Grass at our Home Depot. It is such a beautiful grass. The store personnel said it is only an annual plant. But inside your card attached to the plant under Key Benefits it states

Answer: Your store told you the right thing for your area. This grass, Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum, is technically a perennial but it is grown and sold as an annual in areas with cold winters like yours. It is only winter hardy in zones 8 to 11 (think Florida). I'm sorry if this is not what you were hoping.

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