Go Back Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides setaceum 'Rubrum'
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Plant Type: Annuals

This beautiful annual grass is probably the most popular and widely used seasonal grass. It is commonly used in beds and containers. Feathery plumes appear above the deep purple foliage from mid summer to the first frost.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Plant Purple Fountain Grass in fertile well drained soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed. "Purple Fountain Grass" is a vigorous grower that will quickly fill in any bed or container.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Dark purple

Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Beds , Containers, Combination Planters

Bloom Time

Mid summer until frost

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

All season interest