Purple Fountain Grass - A large ornamental garden with purple foliage and foxtail flowers


Purple Fountain Grass is a beautiful ornamental grass with striking burgundy foliage throughout the year. It has long, purple coloured, foxtail like flowers pretty much most of the year, (except in the dead of winter). They are a tough and hardy grass that will add a splash of colour to the garden.


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Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum'

Pennisetum advena `Rubrum` is an exotic ornamental grass which originates from South Africa. The seeds of this plant are sterile and will not cause any weed issues in your garden. Purple Fountain Grass is a tall plant to 1.5 metres high. The flowers start out purple and as they mature fade to a yellowish cream colour.


Height & Width

1 to 1.5 metres tall X 1 metre wide

Aspect

Best in full sun to light shade

Soil Type

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

Maintenance

Trim back foliage annually in early spring by 2/3 to remove last seasons spent foliage

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers most of the year with the best shows in spring, summer and autumn.

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