Purple Fountain Grass
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!
* Drough & heat resistant
* Tall summer purple plumes
* Year round color
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, Burgundy|