Purple fountain grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

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Purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')
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Synonyms:  P. ruppellii
Genus:  Pennisetum
This tropical annual produces mounds of narrow burgundy-red foliage and purple plumes to 1 foot long. It is invaluable for containers and stunning, annual foliage color in a border. It rarely sets seed.
Care:  Grow in light, average, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back previous year's foliage by early spring.
Propagation:  Divide in late spring or early autumn. Sow seed in early spring at 55° to 65°F.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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