Red Fountain Grass
Easy-Growing, Gorgeous burgundy Blooms all summer and fall, Fast Growing in Nature
Red Fountain Grass Pennisetum Setaceum Rubrum, is a fast-growing perennial grass that has fox-tail like flowers beginning in summer lasting through fall. Its clumping growth habit creates beautiful glossy red-burgundy blades with light burgundy flowers that's hard to find in other shrubs. Ideally used as mass planting, specimen or accent plant.
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Growing Zones: 4-11 Patios / 8-11 Outdoors
|Mature Height:||4-5 ft.|
|Mature Width:||2-3 ft.|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Blooms||Burgundy Blooms during Summer to Fall|
|Uses||Mass Plantings, Beds and Borders, Entry Ways, Coastal Regions|
|Characteristics||Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, North American Native , Cold and Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide Range of soils Landscaper Near Me|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Red Fountain Grass is preferred by professional landscapers due its durability, easy care and low maintenance requirements.
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Planting and Care
Additional care and maintenance
PLANTING recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, ornamental grasses are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established grasses are highly adaptable and drought resistant. When planting dig a hole 6-12 inches wider than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
WATER your new plant regularly during the first two months to establish a strong root system, Once your new ornamental grass is established, rainfall should suffice for your grass's watering needs, increase frequency during extremely hot days. You should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water.
FERTILIZE your plants during spring before new growth begins. Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
PRUNING Ornamental grasses can be cut back at anytime once the foliage turns brown, however under cool conditions early spring is a good time to trim, cut off about 2/3 of the upper section, most ornamental grasses will regrow fairly quick, providing new blooms by early summer, see more details on how to cut back.
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