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Fireworks Grass
- Fiery blends of white, green and red bring an energy to this variety of Fountain Grass that makes it impossible to overlook. With a strong, upright habit and gentle arching manner, Fireworks is not only bursting with color but also presents an elegant silhouette. The purple tassels that shoot up in summer add to the spellbinding effect.

Plant a Fireworks in your yard and you won’t believe your eyes! Few grasses will provide the dynamic color that this remarkable grass creates. Outstanding, variegated foliage. Summer bloom. Great for containers. Heat tolerant. Winter interest. Great for cut flower arrangements

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Shenandoah Switch Grass
- Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah', has a burgundy-red color to the foliage. This one starts out red in June, by mid-summer it looks like Bloodgrass, and in fall, it is a rich burgundy. The foliage starts out as deep green but takes on the red color thru the summer. The 4' height makes this a good choice for a specimen plant. It is one of the shortest Switch Grass varieties available. Given full sun and average soil, it is a moderate to fast grower. This plant will grow in dry to moist soils or well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of a neutral to slightly alkaline. In early spring, before new growth begins, cut the old grass to the ground. If you want to divide the clump, do so in the spring.

Its attributes include naturalizing, attracting birds and suitable for cut and dried flowers. A lot to love with this plant! It attracts birds, has showy fall foliage, showy flowers, and showy foliage throughout the growing season! Red Foliage. Dancing flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purple Fountain Grass
- 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! Colorful foliage. Purple plumes.

Purple Flame Grass

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Purple Flame Grass
- Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens', as the common name suggests, is noted for its superior orange-red fall color. It is a compact, upright, warm season, clump-forming ornamental grass which typically grows to 3' to 4' tall. Flame Grass features medium green blades with a reddish tinge which gradually develop further reddish hues as summer progresses, eventually turning a brilliant orange-red in fall. Burgundy foliage and creamy white seed plumes persist well into winter, providing a striking winter interest.

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to the heavy clay. Flame Grass prefers moist soils and does best in full sun. This versatile ornamental grass can be used as an accent, specimen, grouping, screen or by the water. Needs ample moisture.

   
   
   
   
   
   

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