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botanical name:
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple Fountain Grass
synonyms:  Pennisetum setaceum 'Atropurpureum', Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum', Pennisetum setaceum 'Atrosanguineum'
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 1.50m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Very attractive grass with rich burgundy red foliage and spikes of dark pinkish red feathery flowers from August.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, light soil in full sun or part shade. Frost tender and needs winter protection. In cold climates, best grown in a container and overwintered in a greenhouse or can be treated as an annual.

propagation:
By division in late spring.

usage:
Excellent for containers to make a summer display.

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