Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
A popular drought tolerant grass that forms a tidy, dense clump of purplish maroon blades topped with rose-red plumes. Beautiful as a landscape specimen or planted in groups. Unlike the species, this cultivar does not reseed. An herbaceous perennial grass in mild winter regions; provides quick annual color in any climate.  Sold as single plant.


Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Plant type: Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth habit: Narrow
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Special features: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Foliage color: Purple
Blooms: Summer through Fall
Flower color: Red

Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden

Purple Fountain Grass