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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
Very attractive grass with rich burgundy red foliage and spikes of dark pinkish red feathery flowers from August.

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.

By division in late spring.

Excellent for containers to make a summer display.

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