Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Purple Fountain Grass

Deciduous Annual or Biennial, Grass / Grass-Like, Tender Perennial

A showy summer-blooming grass. Grow as an annual north of zone 9.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 36 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Burgundy / Maroon

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Summer, Fall
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos