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Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass)

This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow deep, rich red leaves, while showy burgundy bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture