Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’)


Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

Purple Fountain Grass features dramatic clumps of purplish foliage and rose-colored flower spikes that makes it an amazing addition to any drought tolerant landscape! From tropical Africa, southwestern Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ is an herbaceous ornamental grass that blooms from summer through fall, though this is one of those plants that looks beautiful all year long and has many uses in all types of landscapes! We use them as one of the plants to stop erosion on a hill and we also love to plant them as an accent in dry rock gardens or in borders. They get extra bonus points for their non-invasive growth habit!

This is one of the most attractive of all ornamental grasses, getting much praise from both homeowners and landscapers alike! After all, they are adaptable to most soil types, are very easy to care for and once established, have low to moderate watering needs. Purple Fountain Grass love to grow in an area that gets plenty of full sun exposure and their narrow growth habits makes them an ideal addition to any urban or wildlife garden! As great as they are in landscapes, they are also equally suited for growing in pots where they look beautiful hanging and gracing entryways.

If you’re ready to revamp your landscape you need to come visit Palm Paradise and speak with one of our professional landscape design experts. We have everything you need to transform any size yard and can do all the work for you! We are unique growers that custom grow from our own premium quality specimens, so we can assure that your trees and plants are of the highest quality available!

  • Versatile ornamental grass that can be used as an effective erosion control, in rock gardens or grown in pots and placed on steps or hanging near an entrance
  • A showy bloom appears from summer through fall with dramatic colors of purple, rose-red and green foliage


Very showy ornamental grass

Purple and green foliage

Purple tinted plumes above mid-sized clumped grass

Non invasive growing habit