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Pennisetum advena rubrum Purple Fountain

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Wantirna
B12
Size: 17cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $15.54 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $17.09 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum advena rubrum Purple Fountain Purple Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright, Upright Narrow

Description:
Decorative and durable as a landscape specimen or group planting, and excellent in containers. Striking colour accent in perennial beds, road and parking lot boarders, and offers good erosion control on embankments. Grows rapidly to form dense clumps up to 1.5m tall, spreading 1.2m across. Blooms prolifically during warm weather, with foxtail-like, arching flowers plumes displayed above the foliage.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Roundabouts / Splitters, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Purple
Flower Colour: Burgundy, Cream, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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