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Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Pennisetum rueppellii, Fountain grass

Hardy Perennial

An exciting new variety of fountain grass, with arching burgundy foliage, and showy purple tassels in late summer. New leaves are variegated with stripes of red, pink and green making Pennisetum Fireworks stunning throughout the season. The fluffy seedheads can also be cut to make attractive dried flower displays. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as 40mm plug plants.

Ideal For:
cut flower garden, low maintenance garden, patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 pennisetum plug plant

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • £11.99
    • 3 pennisetum plug plants

    • SAVE* £16  
    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • £19.97
Pot up plugs and grow them on in warm frost free conditions for transplanting into borders later on. Water sparingly until plugs are fully rooted into their containers. When plug plants are well grown acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant fountain grass in any moist well drained soil in full sun.
Feed and water regularly until fully established.In autumn, apply a dry mulch such as bark or straw to protect the plant over winter. In spring, remove dead foliage and lift and divide clumps every third year to maintain their vigour.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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