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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Common Name: Fountain Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

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'Red Head' offers smoky-purple flower heads in late summer and early fall that are up to ten inches long and three inches thick! The flowers are held over graceful green mounds of foliage that turn to golden yellow in fall. Flower spikes turn tan-brown as the seeds form and spikes usually persist until late fall or early winter. Flexible for sun to part shade.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Grassy places and waste ground in lowlands.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourBrown 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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