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
  • Light Needs : Full Sun
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 Feet
Foliage Color Purple
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Summer, Fall
Light Needs Full Sun
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
Water Needs No
Plant Type Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype N/A
General Care 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.
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