Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage
Bloom Color
Apricot
Red
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
For Bird Lovers
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Purple-leaved Fountain Grass

Striking long-arching, burgundy-purple foliage grows in upright clumps. The feathery plumes start out rosy-purple and will eventually rise up two feet above the foliage, changing to a soft brown as they mature.

Height:

36-48 Inches

Spacing:

36" (91 cm)

Additional:

Water weekly during dry spells.

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

Bloom Color:

Red-purple.

Pennisetum (pen-i-see'-tum)

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Fountain Grass

This genus offers a nice selection of fountain grasses of various sizes and foliage and plume colors. The fuzzy foxtail plumes grace the arching stems in the early summer through the winter garden. Excellent for containers, borders and en mass plantings.

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