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First Knight Pennisetum Purpureum - Fountain Grass
First Knight Pennisetum Purpureum - Fountain Grass

Poaceae Pennisetum Purpureum First Knight

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Grows InZone 8A · 10° to 15° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Heat
BloomsFall Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorPurple
Average Height2' to 3'
Average Width2' to 3'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About First Knight Pennisetum Purpureum - Fountain Grass

More About First Knight Fountain Grass...

First Knight is noted for the darkest, blackest purple foliage of the Purple Fountain Grass family. The center sword-like blades rise vertically while the outer leaves arch gracefully. A great plant to bring contrast of color and texture to the garden. Holds color very well in heat and humidity. 

USDA Zone: 8-11

Size: 2-3'H x 2-3'W

Sun Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade

Soil / Moisture: Well Drained Clay, Loam, Sand, or Silt

Tolerances: Heat, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Deer

Attracts:  Visual Attention

Notable Characteristics: Dark Blackish-Purple Foliage

Uses & Styles: Background, Borders, Containers and Planters, Groupings, Japanese Gardens, Mass Planting, Ornamental Grass Garden, Specimen, Xeriscape Gardens, Landscape Beds, Outdoor Living Areas, Garden Ponds, Perennial Gardens, Focal Point Specimen, Woodland Borders, Entryways, and Mass Planting

 

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