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Pennisetum - purple fountain grass

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Graceful large ornamental grass, rich burgundy purple when mature, with purple-cream fluffy foxtail plumes year-round. Low maintenance. Looks best given space to sway and move in the breeze, making a relaxing sound. Gets to over 1m around in the right spot so allow for this when planting.

Pennisetum advena Rubrum - purple fountain grass

DESCRIPTION: Large size grass with burgundy-maroon colour and a weeping form. Soft feathery plumes all year round.
USE IN: Ideal plant for gardeners that wish to add colour, texture and movement to their landscape. The sound of the foliage moving in the wind is soft and beautiful.
LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in full sun to part shade position in the garden. Deepest colour is achieved in a full sun location.This variety will tolerate a range of conditions, even frontline coastal, making it a versatile landscape addition.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune at least half of the foliage each spring to remove the previous years spent foliage. Tolerates dry periods once established.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-1.5m H x 1m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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