Cenchrus setaceus 'Fireworks'

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Botanical names:
Cenchrus setaceus Accepted
Pennisetum setaceum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 feet - 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet - 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Evergreen only in frost-free zones
Flowers: Other: Somewhat showy, but foliage colors overwhelm the flowers
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Patented: US:18504 Asexual Propagation Prohibited
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: My Garden - Lake Jackson, TXDate: 2012-05-03Burgundy center, pink edges, occasional green striping as well
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2011-09-18
By LarryR
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Location: UGA Trial Gardens - Athens, Georgia, USADate: Summer 2009
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Location: My Garden - Lake Jackson, TXDate: 2012-05-16Maximum height lower in container
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Location: UGA Trial Gardens - Athens, Georgia, USADate: Summer 2009
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Location: nurseryDate: 2010-0717Love the color!
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Location: Courtyard driftwoodDate: 2014-08-26
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Location: Courtyard driftwoodDate: 2014-08-26
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Location: Courtyard driftwoodDate: 2014-08-26
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Location: Courtyard driftwoodDate: 2014-08-26
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-21
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Comments:
Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 21, 2018 1:15 PM

I bought a Monrovia plant on clearance Sept. 1. It was about 12" tall and wide, but still growing. I repotted it in Miraclegro potting soil and watered with a dose of Miraclegro fertilizer for a good start. It's Oct. 21 and it's almost doubled and has its 1st tail, but it hasn't feathered out yet. It has gotten more red color than the green it was when I bought it. I have it in a pot in part sun, which it seems to like. I potted it so I can see how it responds to our milder zone 9 winters, but I can bring it in if the temps fall under 36*. It's a very ornamental grass.

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