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Purple Fountain Grass

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, November 13, 2017 . Comments
Purple Fountain Grass

Of all the ornamental grasses, of which there are many, Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum Advena 'Rubrum') is probably one of the most popular. The Purple burgundy-coloured foliage and soft, fuzzy like blooms make a bold statement in the garden - on their own or grouped with other plantings.

Caring for Purple Fountain Grass is easy! The plant is drought tolerant so watering sufficiently every week or two should be adequate. Although not required, you can give it an annual feeding with a slow release, balanced fertiliser to help stimulate new growth. 

Since mature plants can reach about 1.5 metres tall and just as wide, they should be given plenty of room in the garden, spacing additional plants at least 1.5 metres apart. Dig a hole both deep and wide enough to accomodate the roots and then water your Purple Fountain Grass thoroughly.

Loves Full Sun!

Happy Gardening!

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