I planted this container for a client and it finally came into it’s own when the purple fountain grass grew. For months this Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’ just sat there and waited out the cool months, barely inching its way upward. Finally, towards the end of July it started to shoot out and now in August it’s the focal point. Combined with the geraniums, verbena and calibrachoa, there is color and texture, loved by people and frogs alike.
Just the Facts
Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’
Zones 8-11 (Not reliably hardy in the PNW)
Likes sun, drought tolerant
Blooms late Summer through Fall