Purple Fountain Grass - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

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A beautiful burgundy colored foliage throughout the growing season with pinkish bottle brush plumes raise above the foliage in summer and fall. Great in Container or in the border but treat as annual because of its hardiness. A warm season grass.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Purple
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Long Bloom Time
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
36-48"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Fall
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Fall Colour
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 8
Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

Prefers moist, well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Cut back plants in spring, after enjoying the plumes through the winter, to promote vigorous growth. Divide every few years to maintain vigor. 

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