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Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' /Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'  / Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
The purple color is a strong contrast to other plants growing in a landscape setting
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The purple color is a strong contrast to other plants growing in a landscape setting

Large clump of purple fountain grass

Fountain grass and Miscanthus grass

Handsome specimen grass in a western North Carolina garden

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Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Fountain Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: Reddish flowers on fuzzy, foxtail like plumes appear in mid summer and last until first frost. Has purplish foliage all its growing season. Used in borders, containers, as clump specimen, in rock gardens and dry areas. It is tolerant of drought and has deer resistance.