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Purple Fountain Grass

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Popular, drought tolerant grass forms neat clumps of purplish maroon blades. Topped by rose red flower spikes summer through fall. Beautiful as landscape specimen or planted in groups. Provides quick annual color in any climate. Perennial in warm climates. Photo credit: Robin Banks


  • Full Sun

  • Low

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Plant Type Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype LARGE GRASSES
Foliage Color Purple
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Low
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 8 - 11
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Narrow
Special Uses Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Flowers for Cutting, Naturalizes Well, Showy Flowers, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Landscape Uses Border, Rock Garden
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Fall, Summer

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