Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Purple-leaved Fountain Grass, Red Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass

These mostly tufted or clump-forming, ornamental grasses have fuzzy, spike-like flowers that look like narrow bottlebrushes. Drought-resistant, these annuals and perennials prefer dry locations, but grow in most soils. Use stems in flower arrangements. Some types naturalize freely and can become weedy pests. Cut stems before flowers go to seed to control growth. Start most by plant division or seed. In order to prevent crown rot, plant the crown of the plant above ground level.
Pennisetum setaceum, Purple-leaved Fountain Grass, Red Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass
Shining burgundy-red foliage and red-purple flower plumes show off throughout the warm growing season. Grow as an annual in colder climates, but needs summer warmth for showy leaf color. Start by division. Also called Pennisetum setaceum 'Atropurpureum', 'Atrosanguineum', and 'Cupreum'.

Attributes - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Magenta, Purple, Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

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Pennisetum alopecuroides, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamelin', Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry', Pennisetum setaceum
 
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