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Directory of Annuals

Red Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum

Red Fountain Grass
Red Fountain Grass

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
3 - 4 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Tall
 

Features

Tall, burgundy colored grass producing pink to light purple flower heads. Loose open graceful habit. Good in the border or in containers.

Culture

Full sun, in moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

'Rubrum' 3-4 feet tall, thin burgundy leaves, purple flowers

Notes

Useful ornamental grass good as an accent, filler or specimen plant. Good container plant. Best color in full sun. Will not overwinter in cold growing regions. Must be propagated vegetatively. Will not come true to type from seed.