How to grow Pennisetum rubrum

Pennisetum rubrum growing herbaceous of the genus Pennisetum also known as Red fountain grass, Pennisetum rubrum perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9++.

Leaves color red or purple, in linear shape the size can be 50-90 cm.

Pennisetum rubrum flower

Flower color white with purple hue, the flowers like hair and grow stem in raceme inflorescence.

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Requirements for Pennisetum rubrum growing and care:

More than -5c, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year, in cold climate spring-summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
0.7-1.2 m, 28-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year, in cold climate not in the winter

General information about the flower
White with purple hue, the flowers like hair and grow stem in raceme inflorescence.

Scientific name:

Pennisetum setaceum var. rubrum

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