Purple Fountain Grass

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Add a long-lasting dramatic fountain of color for very little effort with Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'). Rely on this charming choice for texture, motion and intense hues. These tall stems of Purple Fountain Grass soar above its foliage. They are tipped with foot-long burgundy plumes.

Make people's heads turn! Featuring rich purple foliage and gorgeous arched seed heads that turn golden as they age, Purple Fountain Grass is impossible to ignore. Long blades grow straight up from the crown of these beautiful plants. The foliage starts off green, but as they thrust up out of the ground and spill over in waves, the color deepens to a brilliant purple.

In the middle of summer, start watching for thick flower stalks to emerge. The dark purple blooms lengthen over time into a fluffy, arched cluster. Purple Fountain Grass cascades into a fountain-like shape upon maturity, giving rise to its name. Plant a living fountain and set the stage for a high-end, designer look around your outdoor entertainment area.

Planting and Application:

This brilliant purple ornamental grass is beautiful year-round, whether you add it to a rock garden, a group in a flower bed, or an accent among other plants in a border. The grass also pots well, so add it to a container for a delightful display on a front porch, balcony or patio.

There is nothing like a long row of these gleaming grasses lit from within by the setting sun. It can be grown as a perennial year after year in Zones 9 - 11, or a container thriller and annual plant for northern growing zones. Use several as a low-maintenance, high-impact foundation planting. They look very modern and will effortlessly boost your curb appeal!

  • Tall Arched Purple Plumes & Flowing Texture
  • Year-Round Color
  • Great Fresh & Dried Flowers
  • Warm Climate Perennial or Annual for Northern Gardeners
  • Container, Mass Planting & Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Purple Fountain Grass in full sun to develop the best blooms. Plant in well-drained soil of almost any type and provide moderate moisture as needed. Warm-season grasses green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Drought & Heat Resistant
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer
  • Prune Early Spring

Pump up the look of your garden with this top-rated landscape designer favorite. Order Purple Fountain Grass today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Purple Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones (Annual in all zones, Perennial in zones 9-11)
Growing Zones (Annual in all zones, Perennial in zones 9-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring