Red bunny tails

Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Buttons'

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Red bunny tails (Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Buttons')
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Genus:  Pennisetum
This annual produces deep reddish-black flowers that resemble rabbits' tails. Flowers persist throughout the season. This plant forms an evergreen clump of green foliage with burgundy highlights, 2 feet high and 3 feet wide.
Care:  Grow in light, average, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back previous year's foliage by early spring where hardy.
Propagation:  Divide in late spring or early autumn. Sow seed in early spring at 55° to 65°F.
Problems:  Rust, eye spot, leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Hazelnut,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Formal Garden,
Herb Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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