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Desert Plains Fountain Grass

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  • Desert Plains Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains') emerges in spring with green blades that take on a arching habit before its smoky-purple bottlebrush flowers appear in early summer. As the long lasting plumes dry to a beautiful wheat, foliage changes to shades of bronze and gold. Desert Plains Fountain Grass is perfect for any sunny spot that needs a long lasting dose of mid to late season color. Be sure to cut some tassels for your inside bouquet and leave the rest on the plant for winter garden interest.

  • Shipping Methods

    Orders will be shipped via FedEx Home Delivery.

    Orders are generally in route for 2-5 business days (depending on where you live).

    We are sticklers about packaging and shipping your order in a way that guarantees healthy plants upon arrival. If plants are damaged on arrival, just let us know and we'll send you new ones or offer a full refund.

    All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bare-root. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surviving the transit to your home.

    Shipping Rates

         Order Total      Shipping Cost
         $0.00 - $99.00           $11.95  
         $99.01+      FREE    
  • When will my order ship?

    Orders are generally shipped within 1-3 business days.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Home Delivery. Once shipped, your order should arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $99 ship free. Orders under $99 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the plant details section. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, please check the zone map and zip code lookup tool above to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

  • We promise to only send you healthy, well rooted plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com right away and we’ll take care of it.

    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

    In some cases, we may simply request a photo of the damaged plant to verify condition of plant before we process replacement or refund.

    If you have any other questions about our refund/replacement policy, please feel free to email us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9
What's my zone?

Botanical Name:
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains'
Plant Type:
Perennial
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Mature Height:
3-4 ft.
Mature Spread:
3-4 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Blooms:
Early Fall , Summer
Uses:
Accent , Beds and Borders , Mass Planting , Rock Gardens
Characteristics:
Deer Resistant , Drought Tolerant , Fall Color , Year Round Interest
  • Plant Details

    Desert Plains Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Desert Plains') emerges in spring with green blades that take on a arching habit before its smoky-purple bottlebrush flowers appear in early summer. As the long lasting plumes dry to a beautiful wheat, foliage changes to shades of bronze and gold. Desert Plains Fountain Grass is perfect for any sunny spot that needs a long lasting dose of mid to late season color. Be sure to cut some tassels for your inside bouquet and leave the rest on the plant for winter garden interest.

  • Shipping Details

    Shipping Methods

    Orders will be shipped via FedEx Home Delivery.

    Orders are generally in route for 2-5 business days (depending on where you live).

    We are sticklers about packaging and shipping your order in a way that guarantees healthy plants upon arrival. If plants are damaged on arrival, just let us know and we'll send you new ones or offer a full refund.

    All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bare-root. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surviving the transit to your home.

    Shipping Rates

         Order Total      Shipping Cost
         $0.00 - $99.00           $11.95  
         $99.01+      FREE    
  • FAQ

    When will my order ship?

    Orders are generally shipped within 1-3 business days.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Home Delivery. Once shipped, your order should arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $99 ship free. Orders under $99 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the plant details section. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, please check the zone map and zip code lookup tool above to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

  • Our Guarantee

    We promise to only send you healthy, well rooted plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com right away and we’ll take care of it.

    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

    In some cases, we may simply request a photo of the damaged plant to verify condition of plant before we process replacement or refund.

    If you have any other questions about our refund/replacement policy, please feel free to email us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com

Customer Reviews

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Steve L.
Purchase #2

This is my second purchase and fourth Desert Plains Fountain Grass from the Greenhouse. I've always been impressed with how fast this ships and how well packaged it is. 2 of 3 original plants are doing great going into year 3. One did not survive but I think it was my fault since I got a little liberal with some weed killer in the vicinity of that one because my lawn edge also fell victim to it. My latest purchase has been in the ground for nearly 2 months and is thriving. Keep the chemicals away and I think you'll always have great plants from this company. I continue to recommend them.

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Jamie S.
Great Plants

I love my new grass plants! They are thriving in their new home. Can’t wait for them to get bigger and bloom later this summer or in the fall. Highly recommended!

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Rebecca Pultz
Great Selection

Plants arrived in great shape. Planted and they are doing very well.

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Connie Klein
Grass

Received yesterday. Planted today.

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Glenn Sutherland
Plants just starting to grow.

Too early to tell as plants arrived in their dormant stage.

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Carl H.
ORNAMENTAL Grasses I Received

I was and am so happy with the way my plants was individually wrapped. Not only in their separate pot but also covered in plastic to help even more with their protection.The plant balls was well moistened and the stems had very good color. Plants(Grasses) have been planted for almost a week and are looking great.I'll order more from Greenhouse!

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Darien G.
Healthy, beautiful plants!

The plants I ordered arrived quickly, were in excellent condition (ingenious packaging to keep them, and the dirt, together) and are thriving. This is a much different experience from most online orders I've done for plants. Thank you for putting the extra care and thought into ensuring the plants arrive in one piece. I will absolutely order from Green Earth Nursery again.

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Steve L.
Quite Pleased

Ordering from the other side of the country and planting a perennial in sustained 90 degree weather is risky business. However, we could not find this fountain grass locally and were willing to roll the dice. Our 3 plants arrived quickly and and in very good shape. We followed the detailed instructions for acclimating the plants and after a week of being in the ground, they look great and the price was quite fair as well. I would order again. Thanks.

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Guest
Great product!

I have never purchased plants through the mail before but this company packaged my plants wonderfully and they arrived a day early and were in great shape. I was very impressed!

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Deanna K.
Healthy Plants and Awesome Service

My plants arrived in perfect condition. They were delivered on a timely fashion and the follow up was awesome