Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’ PP#18,504

Fireworks Fountain Grass
Plant Type

Grass

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3-4′ x 2′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderate-growing semi-evergreen grass to 3-4’ tall x 2’ wide. This attractive variety is admired for its colorful, gracefully-arching multi-toned foliage in shades of purple, burgundy, green and white. Adding further appeal are the foxtail-like purple-tinged tassels that rise above the foliage in late-summer. Semi-evergreen only in the mildest of climates, this variety typically goes through dormancy in most areas, with an especially colorful re-emergence of foliage in spring. For best foliage color in all areas, pruning back to 3-4” in the fall is recommended. Well-suited in mixed shrub borders, as an individual accent, or as a background to low-growing annuals and perennials. Also looks great as a large-area mass planting, as well as making a fine container specimen. Good soil-drainage is essential for this species to thrive, and while it can survive on little water once established, a more robust specimen is achieved with a light regular watering in a partial to full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 8-24, H1, H2

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