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Ornamental Grass with Stately Purple Plumes 

Purple Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', is an ornamental grass that is brilliant and beautiful year round.  One would look outstanding in your rock garden, and they’re particularly spectacular in groups.  You could even put a couple in pots for a stately welcome to your front porch or patio. 

Imagine a 4 foot wide patch of grass with long narrow leaves reaching 3 feet into the sky and gently swaying in the summer breeze.  Now envision those leaves a deep burgundy color.  That alone would be a remarkable plant for your yard, but next comes the bloom. 

In summer, tall stems will soar up above the foliage, reaching 5 feet in height and tipped with foot-long, fluffy plumes of matching burgundy. As they age, the plumes will gently arch as they take on a tan hue and persist into fall.  What a spectacle! 

Your Purple Fountain Grass is both drought and heat resistant.  Its decorative plumes will persist into fall and do well as cut flowers.  They work particularly well in craft projects when dried.  Deer don’t bother this grass, and it’s easy to care for. 

Purple Fountain Grass is an easy to care for ornamental grass that really delivers.  It’s the kind of plant that will stand out wherever you place it, and will look great in almost any location.  Plant one or several today!

*Colorful foliage
*Purple plumes


Plant Facts

Family Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Well Drained
Zones 8-11
Mature Form Arching, Clump
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Burgundy
Fall Color Purple

Purple Fountain Grass.

Rating: 5/5 based on 8 review(s)
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Purple Fountain Fan! Review by lady1369
I discovered this grass when I lived in Florida. It is absolutely beautiful! I have since moved to Alabama. I'm disappointed that it isn't a perennial here, but I still plant anew every year. What is the best way to save the grass for the following year? Can it be grown indoors in the winter?NHN Response: It is very difficult to over winter the grass.
Purple Fountain Grass Review by Lin
I planted Purple Fountain grass around my stream bed this summer. It is my favorite area now. Looks really nice and is easy to grow. Plan to buy more next summer
Purple Fountain Grass Review by volvo
My Purple Fountain grass has grown up to 6 feet. Also, this type of grass is perfect for back ground color.
Good growth first year Review by Country Gardener
We added some purple fountain grass this year to our garden. It grew very well in a raised bed. I will add more next year. Do I need to take in inside during the winter in zone 7?

<p><strong><font size=1>Answer from Nature Hills:</strong> Yes, you will need to protect this plant from the cold. They are winter hardy in zones 9 to 11 only. </p></font><br>
kaps1384 Review by edam33
Can the above grass be saved over the winter in a garage that does not freeze

<p><strong><font size=1>Answer from Nature Hills:</strong> We have personally tried both in the garage and also in the basement, no luck either way. </p></font><br>

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