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Pennisetum setaceum Rubra

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Pennisetum setaceum Rubra

PensetRu
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
C4
Size: 14cm
Available: 7
$/Unit (EX GST): $5.78 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $6.35 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum setaceum Rubra Red Fountain Grass, Crimson Fountain Grass, ,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Dense, Tufting

Description:
Evergreen tufting perennial with arching red strappy leaves and creamy-purple feathery flower heads in Spring and Summer. Attractive hardy plant that is great for street/verge plantings, containers, erosion control and as a feature in most gardens. Plant in mass for an eye catching display. Grows 90-120cm tall x 60-90cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Grows rapidly to form dense clumps, cut back hard after flowering and foliage turns brown to refresh plant, do this annually in June. Performs best with regular watering in the warmer months. Plant with caution as readily self-seeds.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

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

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