Growing purple fountain grass is easy. Although it can be planted nearly anytime, spring is the most suitable time for planting.
These plants need to be placed in a sunny location with well-draining soil.
Since mature plants can reach about four feet tall and just as wide, they should be given plenty of room in the garden, spacing additional plants at least three to five feet apart.
Dig a hole both deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots and then water your purple fountain grass thoroughly.
Caring for purple fountain grass is also easy. The plant is drought tolerant so watering sufficiently every week or two should be adequate.
Although nor required, you can give it an annual feeding with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in spring to help stimulate new growth.
You should also cut it back in fall prior to bringing the plant indoors or in late winter/early spring for those left outdoors in suitable climates.