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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’


‘Fireworks’ is a new variation on the spectacular purple fountain grass. In this case the midrib has the same rich burgundy but the edges of each leaf are variegated with hot pink! Fabulous. Forms clumps of bold arching foliage. From mid-summer to early autumn it bears masses of pink to purplish pink furry plumes that arch above the foliage. Use in mixed perennial beds, mass plantings, as well as in mixed containers. It looks good with almost everything. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass


Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Annual

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Burgundy

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open, scrubby habitats in tropical regions.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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