Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')

Regular price $6.99

Features

Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

Bronze-purple foliage topped with graceful arches of burgundy-toned seed heads

Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Grass
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

This grass will beautify your garden all summer

Maintenance Notes: 

In almost all areas Rubrum will be an annual grass. Once the grass turns brown in the fall you can cut it back to the ground whenever you would like.

Rubrum is a warm-season grass. Where temperatures get colder than 20 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

Warm season grasses generally start growing in late spring or early summer and have their active growth period during the heat of the summer. Warm season grasses will tend to bloom in mid to late summer.

Upright arching. Waves of gracefully nodding soft purple plumes arch up and out from burgundy-tinted foliage in true fountain grass form. This variety is especially dramatic in clusters, mass plantings, or along slopes. A favorite for fresh or dried arrangements. Pest and disease-free.