Red Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Red Fountain Grass  - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Red Fountain Grass  - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Red Fountain Grass  - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Red Fountain Grass  - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Red Fountain Grass  - Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Red Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

A large prolific rusty red colored grass which produces fuzzy elongated flower atop a long stem in Summer/ Fall.  Very easy to grow.  Cut back once or twice a year to keep foliage coming back nice and tight.  Red Fountain Grass is used as an annual in colder climates but in Southern California can last several seasons as a perennial.  If blooms are left on, plant will re-seed.  Pennisetum grows fast and can tolerate poor soils and drought making it desirable for the gardener with a brown thumb but still wishes to have ornamental grasses.  For a slightly smaller variety, look at Pennisetum 'Fireworks' as an alternative cultivar.  Best in USDA Zones 9-10. 


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Summer

Mature Height: 5-6'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Woodland Garden, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, English & Cottage Garden, Grasses/grasslike


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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Zone 3 $79.00
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