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oriental fountain grass has good fall color
Photo 4 of 11This is a dwarf, finely textured ornamental grass with rosy-purple seed heads and good fall color.

Oriental Fountain Grass (4 of 11)

Plant in organic, but well drained soil; water when dry; fertilize in spring
Plant in full sun; prune while dormant in winter.
Height: 2-3 feet; Width: 2-3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 6-8:
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize
in spring with balanced fertilizer.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.
Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa – Orange Coneflower
Perennial with orange-tinged yellow daisy-like flowers with brown/purple center in summer to fall
Plant in well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Deadhead to promote continued blooming
Height: 12-18 inches; Width: 12-18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.

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