Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Can be invasive in warmer zones where it readily self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2017 10:00 AM

This is often sold in my area with incorrect zone information. I have purchased it twice where the tag said zone 5 or 6. It's an (expensive) annual for me and the zone 9 information here is undoubtedly accurate.

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