Fireworks fountain grass

Regina P. Bracy, Gill, Daniel J., Owings, Allen D.

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Fireworks Fountain Grass

Pennisetum is an ornamental grass commonly known as purple fountain grass. A new red-foliaged variety addition to this group of grasses is Fireworks. These are annuals in north and central Louisiana but can be perennials in the warmer locations of south Louisiana. Plants need full sun and will be 4 feet tall in the landscape by fall. Planted in clumps of three to five, they can be used as a vertical focal plant in flower beds. Flower plumes start midsummer and continue until first frost. Irrigation requirements are minimal. This unique new fountain grass has no insect and pest issues.

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Growing information:

  • Warm season ornamental grass
  • Plant spring through summer
  • Plant in partial or full sun
  • Space 2-3’ apart
  • Grows 3-4’ tall x 2-3’ wide
  • Red foliage
  • Flower plumes early-summer through fall
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heat tolerant
  • No pests

Fireworks Fountain Grass

11/12/2015 12:07:01 AM
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