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Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' (Variegated Purple Fountain Grass)

Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' Photo/Illustration: Santa Rosa Gardens

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' Common Name: Variegated Purple Fountain Grass Synonyms: P. xadvena 'Fireworks' Genus: Pennisetum
A refreshing new look to an old time favorite ornamental grass! Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’ is the first variegated purple fountain grass. The midvein is the typical burgundy color and is flanked by hot pink margins. Produces beautiful red-burgundy foxtail flowers. Great accent plant and excellent in containers. -Santa Rosa Gardens
Noteworthy characteristics: The first variegated purple fountain grass.
Care: Cut back in late winter to expose new foliage.
Propagation: By dividing the root ball.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage;Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Low- Maintenance, Combinations, Sun, Texture, Backyard, Front Yard, Dried Flower, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Grasses,Perennials

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