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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Oriental Fountain Grass (6 of 15)

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

  • Dwarf, finely textured ornamental grass with rosy-purple seed heads and good fall color

  • 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.

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