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Pennisetum setaceum Red Riding Hood

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum setaceum Red Riding Hood Red Fountain Grass, Crimson Fountain Grass, ,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright, Upright Narrow

An outstanding dwarf form of the popular fountain grass, 'Red Riding Hood' is extraordinarily hardy whilst still being highly decorative. It boasts flashy cascades of deep purple foliage with soft pale plumes of flowers in summer.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

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, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, 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

Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Purple, Red
Flower Colour: Burgundy, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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