Purple Fountain Grass
COMMON NAME: Purple Fountain Grass
BOTANICAL NAME: Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’
CHARACTERISTICS AND USES:
The Purple Fountain Grass is a loose, slow to medium growing grass. Upright, loose and well defined makes this a wonderful accent grass for color. Very resistant to disease and is drought tolerant. The Purple Fountain Grass is a stunning and colorful ornamental grass. Very desirable with a wide range of uses. This is a great plant for color applications.
HEIGHT: 2-3’ SPREAD: 2-3’
LANDSCAPE USES: Accent grass, color planting, layer planting, compliment planting, mass plantings, color gardens, container planting
APPLICATIONS: Outdoor accent grass
EXPOSURE: Full sun
GROWTH RATE: Slow to medium
HABIT: Loose – perennial
FOLIAGE: Purple stalks
TRUNK COLOR: N/A
BLOOM COLOR: Pink flower stalks
BLOOMING HABITS: Single
BLOOM TIME: Summer
FALL COLOR: Purple
SEASONAL INTEREST: Stunning purple stalks with a whimsical appearance
PLANTING TIME: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant your new ornamental grass. Also, we do not recommend planting your new Purple Fountain Grass during the winter months.
FERTILIZER: Slow release
WATERING: Deep water your ornamental grass during initial installation and continue watering daily for the first month.
SOIL: Very adaptable to well drained.
PRUNING: Purple Fountain Grass do not need to be pruned but if desired and recommend pruning in Winter.
DROUGHT TOLERANT: Very to good drought resistance
RESISTANT: Disease, pest and deer
ATTRACTS OR NATURE: Birds
GROWING ZONES: 7, 8, 9, 10