Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Pennisetum 'Rubrum' Purple Fountain Grass

Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass

Gracefully arching, wine-purple foliage topped with burgundy, soft bottlebrush plumes up to 1' long appear in midsummer. Enjoy its winter interest too--the plumes and the leaves will turn a subtle straw color after the first hard freeze. This grass will be a focal point wherever it's planted.

Often grown as an annual in northern zones, Purple Fountain Grass is splendid in containers, around ponds, or as a focal point in the garden.