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Plant Characteristics

Plant Introduction
  • Oklahoma Proven! Plant Collection
Plant Type
  • Annual
  • Evergreen Perennial
  • Ornamental Grass
Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • Purple
  • Red
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Well Drained
  • Moist
  • Average
Seasons of Interest
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
Best Usages
  • Border Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
Best Characteristics
  • Flower
  • Growth Habit

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Buy Purple Fountain Grass online. The best and most planted Purple Fountain Grass. a rapid grower and prolific bloomer with red-burgundy color throughout both foliage and fox tail-like flowers. A tender perennial in warmer climates, a fantastic annual grass worth planting in colder areas.

Mature Height:

3-5 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Fountain Grass

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SKU: 2406

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SKU: 1476

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SKU: 5145

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SKU: 5703

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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SKU: 3789

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Customer Testimonials

I am soooo happy I found your company. I absolutely love, love the scriptures on the back of the planting instructions. I plant God's creations to glorify Him. We have six acres to plant, so we'll be in touch. Thank you so much for a great ordering experience.

Alpine, CA
August 2014

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