Expert tip: Grow the tinted purple fountain grass
in pots to add a dramatic centrepiece to your patio displays.
Little Bunny, a dwarf fountain grass
, could be considered a front border or lower growing grass, while Burgundy Giant works well as an accent plant.
One threat comes from invasive alien grasses, such as fountain grass
, that are highly flammable.
Here, a purple fountain grass
(Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum') rises behind chartreuse Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola').
For stunning color, Purple Fountain Grass
is a great pick.
uk, 01732 350517) SOFTNESS EVEN without touching, you can sense the softness of the flower plumes of this Fountain grass
and the sharp edges of the phormiums' sword-like leaves.
For neat little clumps plant Carex Evergold, an evergreen with brightly variegated leaves, while fountain grass
(Pennisetum) makes a wonderful display with purplish flower heads that resemble hairy caterpillars.
A selected portion of the garden has been set aside for species that have a dense growth habit: yellow-orange lantana, blue-flowered Cleveland sage, purple fountain grass
and butterfly bush (Buddleia).
Researchers have found that the invasive alien fountain grass
(Pennisetum setaceum), a species native to northern Africa, is creating a fine-fuel bed that carries wildfire through native forests that otherwise would not support wildfires.
The best-behaved ornamental grasses are clump-growers such as Fountain Grass
, Penisetum and red-leaved Japanese Blood Grass.
Maybe I would plant some of that fountain grass
he's always eating and mark the spot with a plaque: ``Lucky.
The following plants respond well to drought conditions: Annuals Perennials Ornamental Grasses Ground Covers And Vines Ornamental Kale Daylily Liriope English Ivy Sunflower Aster Pampas Grass Periwinkle Pansy Shasta Daisy Fountain Grass
Trumpet Honeysuckle Snap Dragons Lavender Sea Oats Star Jasmine Foxglove Iris Reed Grass Juniper Zinnia Oriental Poppy Miscanthus Euonymus Marigold Yarrow Wisteria Four O' Clock Beebalm Sunflower Purple Cornflower
Purple fountain grass
(Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') clusters around a path, while two reddish brown smoke trees draw your eye through golden clouds of flowering Stipa gigantea.
For late summer colour plant the ornamental fountain grass
, Pennisetum Moudry and purple asters along with white Japanese anemones.
Yes, there's a smattering of carnations, but the real excitement comes from ginger, anthuriums, heleconia, curly bamboo, alliums, birds of paradise, king protea's and fountain grass