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Fountain Grass Red

From $27.99

(1 customer review)

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  Pet Friendly: Yes

Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum Setaceum

The Red Fountain Grass, scientifically known as Pennisetum setaceum, stands as a captivating ornamental grass, renowned for its vibrant and striking hues. With its rich red or purple plumes that gracefully sway above the foliage, this cultivar adds a burst of color and elegance to gardens and landscapes. A favorite among gardeners for its ornamental appeal, the Red Fountain Grass thrives in sunlight, contributing to the allure of outdoor spaces.

red fountain grass

Ornamental Grass Care

Pennisetum Setaceum

Red Fountain Grass, also known as Purple Fountain Grass, exhibits a preference for full sunlight, thriving when exposed to bright light for at least six to eight hours daily. While it can tolerate light shade, optimal growth occurs in sun-drenched locations.

Adequate watering is crucial during the establishment phase, even though the grass is considered drought-tolerant. Water new plants once or twice a week, ensuring the soil receives about an inch of water each time. Allow the soil to dry to the touch between waterings. Established plants may require occasional watering in dry or hot conditions.

The ornamental purple fountain grass is rated for Zones 5 to 9. Find your zone here

The red fountain grass plant is pet friendly!

Red Fountain Grass FAQ

Caring for Purple Fountain Grass involves providing it with ample sunlight and consistent watering, particularly during the establishment phase. Plant it in an area that receives full sunlight for six to eight hours daily, promoting its vibrant coloration. Water new plants once or twice a week, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Once established, occasional watering may be necessary in exceptionally dry or hot conditions. Prune back the grass in late winter or early spring to maintain its attractive form and encourage new growth.

Ornamental grasses, including fountain grasses like the Red or Purple Fountain Grass, are typically pruned back in late winter or early spring before the onset of new growth. This practice helps rejuvenate the plants, remove dead or damaged foliage, and promote healthy regrowth.

Yes, fountain grass, including the Red or Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum), is generally considered a perennial. It exhibits the characteristic of returning and regrowing each year under favorable conditions. Local climate and specific care practices can influence its perennial nature.

Fountain grass, including the Red or Purple Fountain Grass, is generally considered non-toxic to dogs. However, it’s always advisable to monitor pets and ensure they do not consume large quantities of any plant. If there is concern about a pet’s interaction with ornamental grasses, consulting a veterinarian for specific guidance is recommended.


No false advertising. We use 1 Gallon (6 Inch), 3 Gallon (10 Inch), and 7 Gallon (14 Inch) pots or for hanging baskets we offer 10Inch or 12Inch diameter baskets. Want a plant to liven your home? A green friend to add to your garden, porch, or landscape? Check out our tropical plants!

We care. When you order from Tropical Plants of Florida, your order is not carelessly thrown in a box. First your plant is hand picked from our field by our experts. Then, it is prepped for shipping where we carefully wrap the base to ensure minimum soil spillage while your plant travels to you. After this a recycled paper sleeve is placed around your plant. If your plant is traveling to a colder climate, it gets extra special attention with a recycled blue jean plant-blanket for the ride.

Our promise. Our goal is to ship quality plants. If your plant has gone through our care filled shipping process and come out injured, TPoF is here for you. Please contact us as soon as possible with pictures of your plant.  

We offer shipping availability to all states excluding Alaska and Hawaii.


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  1. Yay, my Fountain Grass has arrived! The plant is gorgeous and looks exactly as pictured. It was packaged safely and securely. I will definitely be looking for more from this vendor. If you are on the fence, don’t be.

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