Dwarf Fountain Grass - compact purple foliage growing to 60 cm tall , Australian online nursery - The Plant Hub

Dwarf Fountain Grass - compact purple foliage growing to 60 cm tall

Pennisetum `Rubrum Dwarf` has lush burgundy foliage and feathery cream coloured flower heads similar to `Rubrum`'s tall form. Rubrum Dwarf' is better suited to small gardens and will make a good pot specimen.

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Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum Dwarf'

Pennisetum advena `Rubrum Dwarf`, commonly known as Dwarf Fountain Grass, takes its name from the fountain-like flowers that look like jets of a water fountain. The flowers start purple and, as they mature, fade to a yellowish cream colour. It is an exotic ornamental grass that originates from South Africa. The seeds of this plant are sterile and will not cause any weed issues in your garden. Dwarf Fountain Grass grows to 60 cm tall by the same width.

Height & Width

60cm X 60cm


Full sun and light shade

Soil Type

Sandy loam, clay loams. It will grow well in moist poor draining soils


Trim annually in spring to remove the old growth from last season

Flowers and Fruit

Flower primarily over the summer months

Planting Rates

3 to 5 Plants per square metre

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