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Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum advena Rubrum

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Care Information

Expected Height Range:

1 m - 1.5 m

Spread Range:

0.6 m - 0.9 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun

Common uses:

Low maintenance garden, Colourful, Specimen plant, Container growing, Border planting, and Textural interest

Flower Season/s:

Summer, Spring, and Autumn

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



While Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum' is a cultivar and does not have a specific natural habitat, the Pennisetum genus, is native to regions in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East typically open, grassy areas, often in semi-arid regions.

Leaf information:

Burgundy-red coloured narrow grass like leaves

Preferred Soil:

Adapts to a variety of soil types but prefer a well-drained soil. Also fairly tolerant of poor soils.

Commonly known as Purple or Red Fountain Grass due to its striking burgundy leaves and elegant, feathery plumes that sway gracefully in the breeze. This ornamental grass adds texture, color, and movement to the landscape, making it a popular choice for adding contrast and interest to garden beds, borders, and containers. It has a low-maintenance and drought-tolerant nature, once established.

Care Considerations:

Fertilisation is generally not required. It does not require extensive pruning, but cutting back in late winter or early spring can help rejuvenate the plant and encourage lush new growth.
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