Vertigo purple fountain grass

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Vertigo purple fountain grass (Photo by Proven Winners)

Key facts about Vertigo purple fountain grass

  • 45-50 in (115-127 cm) tall, 48-57 in (122-144 cm) wide
  • Part to full sun

This didn’t produce flowerheads in the 2011 trials, however, the foliage is a deeper colour than most other purple fountain grasses. —Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph

More info

A new addition to Proven Winners’ Graceful Grasses Series, Vertigo provides architectural interest in the garden or in a container. The broad, strappy leaves stay deep purple throughout the growing season. Good in fresh and dried flower arrangements, too.

No. 5 of 15 New Plants for 2012

This is one of 15 new and noteworthy plants for 2012 showcased in the Garden Making feature garden at Canada Blooms 2012.

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New plants are tested for local growing conditions in trial gardens such as at the University of Guelph.

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