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

Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'
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'Fireworks' is a new variation on the spectacular purple fountain grass. In this case the midrib has the same rich burgundy but the edges of each leaf are variegated with hot pink! Fabulous. Forms clumps of bold arching 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. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


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

ClassAnnual  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone9-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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