Pennisetum Setaceum "Red" (Cenchrus Setaceus/Crimson Fountaingrass/African Fountain Grass)
- Plant Care
Fountain grass (Pennisetum Setaceum) is one of the most beloved ornamental grasses. Red foliage and fuzzy-like leaves make a strong statement in the garden, whether used alone or in combination with other Outdoor plants. Fountain grass is an excellent choice to add soft texture to your landscape.
Pennisetum setaceum, also known as Crimson Fountaingrass, is a perennial grass with a coarse tufted texture (family Poaceae). It is found mainly along the coast of southern California. Crimson fountaingrass can be adapted well to fire, and plants can even recover to their pre-burn density or increase in thickness after a burn. Although it is used as an ornamental plant, the Crimson Fountaingrass red cultivar is not considered invasive.
Late summer brings forth many beautiful flower plumes from the dense clumps of gracefully arching leaves. It is easy to grow and can be used in any environment with well-drained soil. These flower heads can be used to make beautiful additions to cut flower arrangements or dried for crafts. Fountain grasses can be used as a hedge or the back of a specimen or as a hedge.
Look for an area in your garden that receives full sun, as the plant prefers warmer conditions.The grass is drought tolerant, however water once or twice a week until plants are established. Give time for the soil to dry to the touch between each watering.They will grow best in sandy, rich, and very well-drained soil.15 – 30 °CUse a general-purpose slow-release fertilizer during the growing season.
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