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Rubrum Pennisetum – Purple Fountain Grass

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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.

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Scientific Name
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Average Size
3-4' H x 2-3' W
Bloom Season
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1 review for Rubrum Pennisetum – Purple Fountain Grass

  1. Tammy L. Matthews (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in very good shape was healthy and easy to plant. And by the directions easy to take care of.

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