Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

Purple or Red Fountain Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

4′ x 4′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Reddish brown leaves with showy rosy turning to flax color plumes. Very showy! Prefers sun. Great for many landscape situations: containers mass foundation planting near a pool. Typically does not reseed like many other Pennisetum varieties. Low water requirement; however does look great with regular water. Does die back in winter. Cut back prior to season’s new growth.

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