The Redhead Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead') makes the argument that maybe it's redheads who have more fun. This delightful and dramatic ornamental grass is extravagantly playful and pretty!
Unlike some other grasses, this one produces 5-inch long soft plumes that tickle the air as they bob and sway in the wind. These majestic plumes appear in mid to late summer long before other grasses send up their flowers. And these plumes truly draw attention with their red-violet coloration. And the fun of these puffy, fluffy plumes lasts into summer and fall. In fact, these dynamic plumes transform from their deep reddish-purple to an ethereal silver in fall and remain present through winter.
While these showy plumes give you a lot to write home about, the foliage and form of Redhead Fountain Grass are also quite remarkable. This grass has fine-textured foliage with a lovely yellow-green hue that turns golden as the winter weather arrives. And the Redhead Fountain Grass's form exemplifies that classic fountain form and keeps this form throughout its life. Its narrow leaves shoot toward the sky then gracefully arch toward the ground.
This fast-growing grass thrives in heat, drought, humidity, and intense sun. It's easy to grow and deer resistant. Just provide your Redhead Fountain Grass with full sun or partial shade and water it deeply as it becomes established.
Use your Redhead Fountain Grass as a back border or a thriller-accent. Its medium green foliage and unique plumes make it a great specimen deserving of attention.
Don't settle for boring, monotone, or prickly. Redhead Fountain Grass will bring the fun, color, and excitement to your spring, summer, fall, and winter! Don't wait, order yours now!
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.
|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||.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|
|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|
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|Botanical Name||Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||Mahogany, Red Seed Head|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|