Edging with Fountain Grass

mary_maxAugust 8, 2013

Do you think fountain grass (the perennial kind) would be a nice edging plant. If so how far apart should it be planted. Also would it be wise to cut the seed heads off before it goes into winter thus eliminating the chance of reseeding in other spots. Thanks so much.

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donn_(7b-8a)

There are at least half a dozen different sorts of Fountain Grass which are hardy in your zone, and they are all different sizes. I would think the smaller ones, like 'Little Bunny,' 'Little Honey' and 'Piglet' would make very good edgers.

Only a couple of the common Fountain Grasses will self seed; 'Moudry' and 'National Arboretum.' Even those might have trouble creating volunteers in your zone.

Check out the website linked below for all sorts of information on Pennisetum (Fountain Grass).

Here is a link that might be useful: MOBOT

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mary_max

Thanks Donn for your help. That's good news! Thanks for the link to the website also. Appreciate it so much!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:09PM
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