Purple fountain grass - Knowledgebase Question

Grosse Ile, MI
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Question by lstein5
October 2, 2005
I have what I believe to be purple fountain grass. We bought it this Spring and it is beautiful!! How can I overwinter this grass when I live in Grosse Ile, MI - Zone 6?

Answer from NGA
October 2, 2005
Purple Fountain 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). It won't make a suitable houseplant, so I'm afraid you'll have to replace your plant in the spring. Best wishes with your garden!

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