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Eventual height: 1.5m

Eventual spread: 0.6m

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

fountain grass

9cm pot £8.99
3 × 9cm pots £24.00

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: dark purple
  • Other features: self-seeds freely; the flowers are useful for fresh or dried flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection)

    Deep red to burgundy foliage with small, bristly red-purple flower spikes from July to September. This gorgeous ornamental grass looks great planted in a large clump where the flower spikes swaying in the breeze are a real eye catcher. For best results plant in a sunny spot in light moderately fertile, well-drained soil and shelter from extreme winter cold. Its highly recommended that this plant is bought in to a frost free place in winter. It has been awarded the prestigeous Award of Garden merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • Garden care: To halt the spread of the plant remove any unwanted self-sown seedlings as part of routine spring border maintenance. Deciduous in colder areas, it will need protection from winter cold and wet.

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