Graceful Grasses Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')
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Deciduous Perennial (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Poaceae Family
Buy Graceful Grasses Purple Fountain Grass
Size Notes Price Availability
#1 gallon Nursery $8.98 Likely available
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
7/18 - 7/21
Tray of 15 4" pots Nursery $93.38 Likely available
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
7/18 - 7/21
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Greenhouse $65.25 Likely available
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
7/18 - 7/21
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Field, outdoors

Full foliage

$80.01 Likely available
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
7/18 - 7/21
Tray of 8 quarts Greenhouse $54.00 Likely available
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
7/18 - 7/21



This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.

Plant Data

Mature Size 3 - 5 feet tall. 24 - 48 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 9a - 10b (Usually hardy to 20° F)
Tags Attracts Birds, Container, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Good for Accents, Good for Borders, Good for Mass Planting, Good for Rain Garden, Grasses, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Medium, Most Popular, Normal Soil, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Perennial, Popular For Fall, Rabbit Resistant, Thrillers, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Tolerant of Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Woodland Garden Full Sun Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Summer Blooming Perennials
Bloom Period July to October
Flower Color Burgundy Red
Foliage Color

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