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Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
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Notes:
Treat yourself every year to this spectacular annual grass. You're worth it! Purple fountain grass forms clumps of bold arching burgundy foliage. From mid-summer to early autumn it bears masses of pink to purplish pink furry plumes that arch above the foliage. Use in mixed perennial beds, mass plantings, as well as in mixed containers. It looks good with almost everything.

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
North Africa
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Open, scrubby habitats in tropical regions.

ClassAnnual  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone10-12  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Sedum palmeri "DJH 420B"


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