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Eaton Canyon Dwarf Fountain Grass
Maiden Grass
Compact Karo
Purple Smoke Tree
Eaton Canyon Dwarf Fountain Grass

Common name: Eaton Canyon Dwarf Fountain Grass
Botanical name: Pennisetum 'Eaton Canyon'

This grass will grow 2'-3' tall and has red or bronze colored stems that are very slender and topped with red purple whips.

Maiden Grass

Common name: Maiden Grass
Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

The 'Gracillimus' is a taller variety, often growing to 6'-8' tall with delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. Tall grasses are highly combustible.

Compact Karo

Common name: Compact Karo
Botanical name: Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum'

Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana' is an evergreen shrub or tree. It can reach 25' tall and 20' wide in 8-10 years. Branches are densely clothed in gray green, with 1"-2" long leaves that have rounded ends. It produces maroon flowers in late spring.

Purple Smoke Tree

Common name: Purple Smoke Tree
Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'

A deciduous shrub or small tree that grows up to 10' tall, the 'Purpureus' is grown for its wispy, thread-like flower clusters and outstanding fall color. Its foliage has a reddish purple color that turns somewhat green in summer. The plant requires sun to part shade, with little or no summer water.

Designer: Susanne Jett

Waving Friendly Grasses

Photographer: GardenSoft