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GRACEFUL GRASSES® Red Riding Hood Pennisetum

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  • Annual Fountain Grass,
  • Cut Flower,
  • Heat Tolerant
Common Name:Fountain Grass - Dwarf Purple
Plant Type:Annual
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 3 Feet
Spread:12 - 12 Inches
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Flower Color:Purple Shades

Availability: Out of stock

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GRACEFUL GRASSES® Red Riding Hood Pennisetum - PW - QT Pot
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(Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass) GRACEFUL GRASSES® Pennisetum 'Red Riding Hood' is perfect for containers and smaller borders. GRACEFUL GRASSES® 'Red Riding Hood' has rich burgundy leaves, stems and flowers that bloom in late summer. For easy maintenance, plant in the sun with average well drained soil and watch it flourish. In warm regions, 'Red Riding Hood' will over winter. For all other regions, this grass in an annual but does add winter interest to the landscape with its graceful flowing plumes dancing in the wind. This impressive grass is perfect for container gardening as a thriller standing one to two feet tall above your other PROVEN WINNERS®® annuals.
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GRACEFUL GRASSES® Red Riding Hood Pennisetum setaceum

Common Name Fountain Grass - Dwarf Purple
USDA Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Plant Type Annual
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate
Soil Type Clay
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Drought Tolerant, Evergreen
Design Use Border, Combination Containers, Container, Hanging Baskets
Container Design Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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