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GRACEFUL GRASSES® Rubrum Pennisetum

Quick Overview

  • Blooms All Summer,
  • Striking Purple Foliage,
  • Annual Fountain Grass
Common Name:Fountain Grass
Plant Type:Annual
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 3 Feet
Spread:2 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance:Deer

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
GRACEFUL GRASSES® Rubrum Pennisetum - PW - 8" Jumbo Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
  • Buy 3 for $24.69 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $23.39 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $22.09 each and save 15%
GRACEFUL GRASSES® Rubrum Pennisetum - PW - QT Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
  • Buy 3 for $15.19 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $14.39 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $13.59 each and save 15%


(Purple Fountain Grass) GRACEFUL GRASSES® Pennisetum 'Rubrum' is an outstanding ANNUAL fountain grass with thin reddish-purple foliage. The magnificent, rosy-pink, bottlebrush plumes erupt from the dark tropical foliage from early summer until frost! This versatile grass looks spectacular in nearly any setting - especially in large combination planters! Planting GRACEFUL GRASSES® 'Rubrum' in-between perennials and shrubs is an excellent way to add some pizzazz to your landscape. Don't worry about having to replant it every year; it is worth it! 'Rubrum' stands about 30" to 36" tall and waves in the wind. Trim back in the spring to leave winter interest in your landscape.
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GRACEFUL GRASSES® Rubrum Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Common Name Fountain Grass
USDA Hardiness Zone 9, 10
Plant Type Annual
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Soil Type Clay
Critter Resistance Deer
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Drought Tolerant
Design Use Combination Containers, Container, Massing, Specimen
Container Design Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer

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Favorite Review by Elizabeth T | Zone: 8b
My very favorite grass....except it is not perennial where I live. The essence of grace and beauty....if only it were hardier. (Posted on 1/12/2012)
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