Fountain grasses make striking thrillers in containers, and they are far more robust than you might expect. Their roots easily pack large pots and leave little room for neighbors as summer wanes.
In spring, you’ll be eager to plant the pot’s edges with instant color annuals, but by midsummer as the grass begins to dominate it will be time to remove those that become overshadowed. In fall, fill any gaps with seasonal accents like gourds and pinecones. Since these grasses are not cold hardy in most climates, the entire pot’s contents can be composted at the end of the year.
Graceful Grasses®Pennisetum Varieties
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• Changing With The Seasons •
Spring is finally here! Start by planting your fountain grass in a large container, and pair it with cheery, cold-tolerant spring annuals. Find more info on Spring planting in the articles below.
Leaves are changing colors and the air is feeling brisk. Your fountain grass has reached its full size. Time to swap out your summer plants for pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decor. Pair your fountain grass container with other cold-tolerant container plantings to add some color through the fall season. Find our Fall planting suggestions below.