Will My Purple Fountain Grass Live ? - Knowledgebase Question

Delhi, IA
Question by mpnoonan
April 21, 2002

HELLO

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF MY PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS IS GOING TO SURVIVE ? IT IS STILL BROWN PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

THANKS, MIKE


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Answer from NGA
April 21, 2002

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The ornamental grass typically sold as purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum, Pennisetum purpureum) is not very winter hardy (zone 8) and would not survive in your area. It would be treated as an annual and replanted each year.

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