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Pennisetum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass, African Fountain Grass, Tender Fountain Grass)

Pennisetum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass, African Fountain Grass, Tender Fountain Grass)

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

Regular price Dhs. 5.00
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Size

Fast grower, Purple Fountain Grass typically grows in 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm) rounded mounds. They are topped with soft, fluffy, red-burgundy flower plumes on arching stems from mid-summer until frost.

Plant Care Tips:

Sunlight:

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' should be planted on a well-drained site that is exposed to full sun. 

Watering:

water only as needed to keep the rootball and surrounding soil damp to moist. Keep in mind that deep soaking less frequently is much better than splashing just a little water on the plants every day.

Pruning:

Cut it back severely in late winter or early spring before it begins its new growth.

Fertilizing:

Pennisetum, like most other ornamental grasses, needs little or no supplemental fertilizer. In spring, mulch around the base of plants with a layer of compost to replenish soil nutrients.

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