With its striking foliage and dramatic plumes, Red Fountain Grass is a beautiful ornamental grass that adds texture, color, and movement to any garden or landscape.
Also known as purple fountain grass, Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum’ ('Cupreum') is a popular drought tolerant grass that features long, slender leaves that are a rich, deep maroon color, which intensifies as the plant matures. The foliage forms a graceful, arching mound that is approximately 3 ft. tall and wide. In the summer, the plant produces long, fluffy, arching plumes that rise above the foliage on slender stems. The showy, bristly, bottlebrush-like flower spikes are burgundy then fade to beige as they age. In the winter this warm-season clumping grass will go dormant in cooler climates and the red leaves will transition to a straw-like color
Pennisetum 'Rubrum' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden styles, including tropical, Mediterranean, and modern. It works well as a specimen plant or in groupings, and can also be used to add vertical interest to a mixed border or container garden. In the landscape, Red Fountain Grass adds movement and texture, and can soften the edges of hardscaping or create a privacy screen.
Red Fountain Grass is relatively low-maintenance and drought tolerant. This beautiful ornamental grass adds graceful movement and dramatic color to the landscape. With its striking foliage, showy plumes, and easy care, Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum’ is sure to be a gardener’s favorite.