cold hardiness zone - Knowledgebase Question

canton, mi
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Question by h2dogtack
August 23, 2005
well my purple fountain grass be ok in the michigan cold weather? if not what can i do

Answer from NGA
August 23, 2005
Your zip code places you in zone 5B. Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' is only hardy to zone 8 and unfortunately there is nothing you can do to help it survive a Michigan winter. Many gardeners like this plant so much they are willing to grow it as an annual and replace it each spring. I'm sorry.

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