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  • Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' 4 Inch
  • Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' 4 Inch

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' 4 Inch

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Dark maroon to red blades grow up to 4 feet tall. If that isn't cool enough, just wait until the dark red plumes emerge.

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Red (or Purple) Fountain Grass is a magnificent sun-loving variety with two to four foot tall blades and gorgeous reddish plumes from summer into the fall. Wonderful in container planters with companion plants, or as a specimen in rock or woodland gardens, this dark-bladed grass will be a real attention-grabber. Not quite hardy enough to survive Pacific NW winters, Red/Purple Fountain Grass is usually grown as a summer annual; however, determined gardeners could try protecting specimens in containers by moving them into a sheltered space once the temps drop.  

Common Name Red Fountain Grass, Purple Fountain Grass
Mature Size 2 - 4 feet tall, 2 - 3 feet wide
Growth Rate Fast
Cold Hardiness Tender perennial treated as an annual in Pacific NW
Characteristics Tender perennial treated as an annual, deer resistant, drought tolerant once establis
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Upright mound
Bloom Color Reddish purple plumes
Bloom Time Summer into fall
Uses Rock gardens, woodland gardens, container planters, borders, specimen
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