GRASS: RED FOUNTAIN
LATIN NAME: PENNISETUM SETACEUM 'RUBRUM'
This fast-growing perennial grass has fox-tail like flowers beginning in summer lasting through fall. Its clumping growth habit with beautiful red-burgundy blades creates a great annual plant with perennial red-white pinnacles. It grows up to 2-4 feet tall(2-3 feet wide). Ideally used as mass planting, specimen, and accent plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Drought tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
This low-maintenance, perennial grass needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required.