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Quick Overview

  • Annual Grass,
  • Vigorous Grower,
  • Great in Containers
Common Name:Fountain Grass - Purple
Plant Type:Annual
Hardiness Zone: 8, 10, 11 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 4 Feet
Spread:2 - 3 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance:Deer

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
GRACEFUL GRASSES® VERTIGO® Pennisetum - PW - 8" Jumbo Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
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(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
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(Pearl Millet) GRACEFUL GRASSES® VERTIGO® Pennisetum is an exotic ANNUAL grass. It is hardy to zone 8 but looks spectacular when planted as an accent or container plant in Northern gardens. The saber-shaped leaves emerge narrow, dappled green and purple. The leaves become progressively more purple and wider as they mature. VERTIGO® is a vigorous grower and usually grows to about 3 feet high, but can grow to 4 feet tall in the deep south. Its most amazing features are its deep burgundy-purple foliage and noble structural form in the landscape. GRACEFUL GRASSES® VERTIGO® Pennisetum also looks great in fresh or dried flower arrangements, and truly lovely in fall decor.
More Info

GRACEFUL GRASSES® VERTIGO® Pennisetum purpureum 'Tift 8' PP22,254

Common Name Fountain Grass - Purple
USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 10, 11
Plant Type Annual
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Soil Type Clay
Critter Resistance Deer
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Dried Flower
Design Use Combination Containers, Container, Massing, Specimen
Container Design Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer

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Excellent Review by yardboy
Nicely hardy in zone8. one did die last winter when there was a very unusual week of 20 degrees every night for a week. Looks fantastic (Posted on 8/29/2018)
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