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Grass -- Fountain Grass
Clumping habit. Graceful foliage with distinctive maroon plume spikes that follow the weeping vase-shaped lines of the foliage. The seed heads are cylindrical spikes 4-5". Dense hair-like structures flow outward from each spikelet.
Ornamental grasses are fine additions to many gardens. They are useful in naturalized areas, as edgings, groundcovers, in rock gardens or as accent plants. Most are resistant to deer. Foliage and plumes are attractive fresh or dried. For winter interest leave season's growth standing; cut back to crown in spring. Like bamboo, grasses can be classified as clumping or running. Clumping grasses grow in slowly increasing tufts. Running grasses spread by creeping stems, are suitable for naturalizing or as a groundcover, and can become invasive. Deer resistant.