Ornamental Grasses

Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
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POS ID: 114105
Graceful shape and rich color make this fountain grass a perfect choice as a specimen or contrast. Looks great in containers too! Evergreen in frost-free climates and root-hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Dramatic burgundy foliage
  • Bottlebrush shaped flower stems in summer give way to decorative seed heads in fall
  • Grows as a perennial in warm climates

Details

Graceful shape and rich color make this fountain grass a perfect choice as a specimen or contrast. Looks great in containers too! Evergreen in frost-free climates and root-hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Ornamental Grasses

Leaf Color

Purple

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 36 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

Features

Good cut flower, unique foliage

Grower/Brand

Matsudas By Green Acres, LLC.

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

Red

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
If winter temperatures drop below 20 degrees F, treat as an annual. Foliage is killed below freezing and is best left until late winter to protect the crown. Cut back before new foliage emerges. Evergreen in frost-free climates.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained soils

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Thrives in full sun

Water Needs

Water regularly in growing season.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant.

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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