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Pennisetum setaceum - 'Rubrum' (Fountain Grass, Pennisetum)

Pennisetum setaceum - 'Rubrum' (Fountain Grass, Pennisetum)
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Type Grass, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer late), Red Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Pennisetum setaceum - Cultivation Notes

This mid sized clump forming grass grows in any fertile yet well drained or sandy soil in full sun. Plant with other grasses or in mixed borders to give autumn interest.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Pennisetum setaceum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Pennisetum setaceum:

  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot
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