More about Princess Caroline Grass...
Finally, a hardy PURPLE fountain grass for the South! The 'Princess Caroline' Purple Fountain Grass, Pennisetum purpureum, is much hardier than Pennisetum rubrum, which is an annual in our gardens here in Zone 8 of mid-Georgia.
A shorter version of 'Princess', 'Princess Caroline' provides brilliant purple foliage on plants that reach a mature height of about 3'. With individual blades just a little wider and more boldly textured, Princess Caroline is more pendulous than the original 'Princess' but is also more disease resistant, has sturdier growth, and is more tolerant to cold, heat and humidity than any other pruple-leaved cultivar we've tested. And we've tested them all. Princerss Caroline will not flower except in total frost-free areas.
Princess Caroline Fountain Grass is exceptionally easy to grow and low-maintenance in locations that provide well-drained soils and lots of sunshine. It is a little late to emerge from dormancy in spring so don't dig it up thinking it is dead!
Our Princess Caroline Purple Fountain Grass are certified nursery-grade, container-grown plants grown and shipped in professional grade medium. We guarantee you will receive high-quality healthy plants that are ready for planting in your garden.