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Pennisetum setaceum 'Eaton Canyon'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pennisetum (pen-ih-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: setaceum (se-TAY-see-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Eaton Canyon

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Category:
Annuals
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive htop On Mar 28, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass 'Eaton Canyon' was introduced by Magic Growers Nursery and has been given other cultivar names by other large propagation nurseries for marketing purposes. It is a smaller version of purple fountain grass that grows 18 to 30 inches tall and has finer textured foliage. It is suitable for the smaller garden and can be grown in containers. This grass is deer resistant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Anderson, South Carolina
Cuero, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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