Hardy, compact, low maintenance, graceful ornamental grass with warm dark burgundy-red foliage and creamy-pink fluffy foxtail plumes. Lovely in containers or along a driveway or border. Smaller and more burgundy-red than Red Riding Hood.
APPEARANCE : Elegant, dwarf ornamental grass with burgundy-red foliage and cream-rose coloured plumes. USE FOR : Rockeries and borders, erosion control, low maintenance gardens, containers. LOCATION: Pennisetums prefer full sun to part shade in the garden. Plant in a well drained soil, mulch and water well to establish. Tolerates most soil conditions. Fast growing and can withstand humidity, high temperatures, and wind. Protect from frost. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks; and in late autumn in borderline climate areas to protect roots. Hardy and low maintenance once established. Cut back in late winter to encourage new growth for spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.5m H x 0.3m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery.