Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

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Red Head Fountain Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

This 'Red Head' will get all the attention in the garden! Green foliage reveals gold tones with cooler fall temperatures. Begins to show its huge, bottlebrush plumes in mid to late summer. Deep purple buds mature to long lasting smoky-purple plumes that can measure 3" wide by 8-10" long.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

2-3 Feet

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

Selected by Brent Horvath.

Bloom Time

June-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Does not like wet feet. Great winter interest, prune back in eary spring.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Hybrid Aster (Aster ), Speedwell (Veronica ), Larkspur (Delphinium (Magic Fountains)), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris ), White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Sedum (Sedum ), Bellflower (Campanula glomerta), Avens (Geum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Rich
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