Echinacea and Purple Fountain Grass Backed by Conifer

Sometimes you just want to have a little fun. Voila! Purple fountain grass. This annual grass is fun to grow and requires no long-term commitment; grow it for a season and then swap it out for something new next year. It's right at home with this coneflower called Sundown, which was selected for its warm tones. This simple vignette is backed by a wonderful conifer (Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist') which offers all-season structure and good looks. (Zone rating on this combo presumes purple fountain grass is grown as annual).

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Warm Colors
Focus: Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo