Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum' 2
Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum' 2

Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum'
(Purple Fountain Grass)
(Rose Fountain Grass)
(Red Grass)
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
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Origin: Ethiopia
Type: Herbaceous perennial, Groundcover, Herbs

Typical Height: 2’-4’
(0.60 – 1.2mts)
Typical Spread: 2’-3’
(0.60 – 0.90mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Texture: Fine
Flower Color: Purple
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Poaceae
Propagation: Seeds; Division
Leaf Type: Simple; Linear
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G (20” OA)
3G (30”OA)

Typical planting distance:
18” O.C. (0.45mts)

Common Uses: Accent clumps; Massing Groundcover; Rock gardens; Beds
Category: Sod & Grasses

Notes: Suitable for xeriscaping; Attracts Birds; Cottage

+ In this Photo:
Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum'
(Purple Fountain Grass)
4'O.A.

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
January 2016
Medellin
Colombia

Sources:
Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/pennisetum/graceful-grasses-purple-fountain-grass-pennisetum-setaceum-rubrum

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1935/purple-fountain-grass/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1491/