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Pennisetum setaceum

Common Name(s):
Annual fountain grass, Crimson fountain grass, Dwarf red fountain grass, Purple fountain grass
Cultivar(s):
Purpureum , Rubrum Dwarf , Cupreum
Categories:
Annuals, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Perennial normally grown as an annual; mounded foliage; 3 ft. spread; prefers moist, well-drained soil; may self seed; may need staking under wet conditions; sensitive to frost. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Season:
Summer
Light:
Sun
Color:
12 in. spikes in muted pink and purple; does not dry well- shatters
Height:
3-4 ft.
Zones:
9-10; normally grown as an annual
Form:
Upright; arching clump
Soil:
Wide range of soil types
Inflorescence:
Purplish pink inflorescence from mid summer to frost; excellent cut flower
Tags:
resistant, deer

NCCES plant id: 120

Pennisetum setaceum Pennisetum setaceum
Usually Melancholy, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Pennisetum setaceum Pennisetum setaceum
John Tann, CC BY - 2.0