Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Fountain Grass

Family: Poaceae Grass

Type Perennial, grass
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 11
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Early Summer to Early Winter
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, container, erosion control, ground cover, massing, seashore, specimen
Height 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Fast
Persistence Semi-evergreen
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color Pink
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded, upright or erect, vase
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive