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Grasses
Purple
                          Fountain Grass
Photo: Purple Fountain Grass, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, July 20  2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2010. Available May 2017, in 6" pots and combination planters.

  • Description
    We grow a wide assortment of ornamental grasses, please see descriptions below


  • Garden Performance
    Grasses may be grown as a background or centrepiece in your garden, by themselves,or in combination with other plants. Most cultivars are not suited to small containers. Most will not survive our winters.
    Once established, grasses can be ignored, and are drought tolerant.


    Grass
    Description
    Height

    Pot
    Baby Tut
    Annual, upright, sun to part sun.
    A smaller version of King Tut
    18 -24" 6"
    Fireworks
    Annual, upright, sun to part sun.
    Beautiful red blades, slightly shorter than Purple Fountain grass.
    18 - 30"
    6"
    Fountain Grass
    Perennial
    Pennisetum ruppelianum
    Beautiful "white" plumes.
    3 - 4 feet
    4.5"
    King Tut
    Annual, upright, sun to part sun.
    A tall thriller for your garden or large pots. Very impressive. Can tolerate wet feet.
    4-6 feet 6"
    Live Wire
    Annual, mounded, sun or shade
    6 -10"
    4.5"
    Pampas Grass
    Perennial
    Reaches full height 2nd year.
    Cultivars: Cortaderia Pink (pale pink), Cortaderia White

    5-6 feet
    4.5"
    Prince Tut
    Smaller than King Tut, bigger than Baby Tut
    18 - 30"
    6"
    Purple Fountain Grass
    Annual, upright, sun to part sun.
    This favourite ornamental grass features waves of gracefully nodding soft purple plumes that arch up and out from burgundy-tinted foliage in true fountain grass form.
    24 - 36"
    6"
    Sky Rocket
    Striped green and white blades...striking!
    24 - 30"
    6"
    Vertigo
    Annual, upright, sun to part sun.
    A very tall purple grass.

    30 - 60"
    6"