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What's In Bloom Today?

By: Sandra Nelson

Ornamental grasses are at their best in the fall and Dwarf Fountain Grass is no exception.



At it’s best in the full sun, dwarf fountain grass is easy to grow in average, moist soil. It will tolerate part shade, but may not flower well. The 2 1/2 foot to 3 foot clumps have narrow, graceful leaves that are a medium green in summer, golden yellow in fall and an attractive beige throughout the winter. Fountain grass produces pinkish-silvery flowers in later summer that turn to an attractive brownish in the fall as seeds are formed. Clumps are lovely massed, grouped or as specimen plantings. Birds love the seeds.