FREE SHIPPING On All Orders Over $99
Plants by Mail orange logo
My Account
PBM Points
Gift Cards

Rubrum Pennisetum - Purple Fountain Grass

Buy One, Get One 25% Off

Earn up to 190 PBM Points.

Bulk Discount % Off
2 - 5 5%
6 - 13 7%
14 - 500 10%

Customers Also Bought

About Rubrum Pennisetum - Purple Fountain Grass

The Rubrum Pennisetum, also known as Purple Fountain Grass is a well known ornamental grass that makes a bold statement in container gardens and landscapes. This selection is hardy down to USDA Zone 9 but can be grown in containers and moved indoors during colder months in cooler zones. Deep purple-burgundy foliage has gracefully arching habit that will be joined by airy purple-tan plumes from Summer into Fall. When the weather change in fall/winter the foliage will dry out and turn tan-bronze. In early spring foliage can be trimmed back to allow a clean flush of new purple foliage.

Rubrum Pennisetum Care

Plant Rubrum grass in a location that will receive Full Sun. Water 2-3 times per week until established. Once established this grass is drought tolerant and should be watered 1-2 times per week if rainfall is limited. Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release granular fertilizer to help stimulate new growth

Rubrum Pennisetum Spacing

To create a solid border of Purple Fountain grass plant one every 18-24". To have space between plantings space them 3' or more.

YouTube video

Common Name
Rubrum Pennisetum - Purple Fountain Grass
Scientific Name
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Zones
, , , ,
Average Size
3-4' H x 2-3' W
Test Your Soil with Soil Test Kits from Plants by MailTest Your Soil with Soil Test Kits from Plants by Mail

Related products

Dwarf Mondo Grass
(2 customer reviews)

$17.96$126.98

Select
Pampas Grass

$19.98$35.98

Select
Carex EverColor® ‘Everglow’
(2 customer reviews)

$19.99

Select

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Rubrum Pennisetum - Purple Fountain Grass”

Your email address will not be published.

chevron-down