Pennisetum setaceum ‘Purpureum’/Red Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Purpureum’ / Pennisetum setaceum ‘Purpureum’
A large clump of fountain grass at the end of the fall season
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A large clump of fountain grass at the end of the fall season

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Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum ‘Purpureum’
Common Name: Red Fountain Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a perennial grass but is often used as an annual in areas with freezing temperatures. This grass does not tolerate wet, cold soils very well. It makes an excellent large container plant and used as specimen plants in the garden. The red foliage and tall arching flower stalks offer strong contrast to other plants in the garden. Cut back old clumps with browning foliage in late winter to insure fresh foliage over the entire clump in spring.