Tulsa Landscape Plant Data Sheets

Purple Fountain Grass


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Tulsa Landscape Plant Data Sheet


Purple Fountain Grass

Botanical Pronunciation:   Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'

Plant type:  Ornamental Grass

Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-Evergreen

Cold hardiness:  Zone 8-11

Light needs:  Full Sun

Water needs:  Moderate

Size:  2 to 4 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide

Growth rate:  Moderate

Culture:    Most soils

Flower attributes:  Foxtails

Flower color:  Red

Blooms:  Summer through Fall

Foliage color:  Purple

TLI recommendations:  Great annual ornamental grass in Oklahoma for fast growing, showy foliage.  The Burgundy color is dramatic.

Right Place. Right Plant.

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