Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum'

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', Fountain Grass

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

£4.99

80% (1 Review)

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Fluffy flower spikes in summer

Stunning burgundy foliage

Adds movement and texture to borders

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Dark, burgundy foliage arches to form a neat clump, making an attractive feature in summer borders. From July, a profusion of long, fluffy, purple-red flower spikes rise above the glossy foliage. Pennisetum x advena 'Rubrum' is a fast growing variety that makes a spectacular display, contrasting beautifully with other grasses and perennials.

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Perennial

low maintenance gardencottage gardens

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 pennisetum plant in 9cm pots (VKA1249)

Grow fountain grass in any moist well drained soil. Choose a position in full sun.
Feed and water regularly until fully established. In autumn, move to a frost free position such as a heated greenhouse to protect the plant from cold, wet winter conditions. In spring, remove dead foliage and divide clumps every third year to maintain their vigour.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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