Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum

Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum

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Beautiful strappy green tinged foliage emerges in the spring then matures to dark red almost purple. In late summer to early autumn gracefully arcing stems bear bottlebrush-shaped flowers in silvery red that gradually fade to brown. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum their Award of Garden Merit for its reliable performance, stability of colour and form and good resistance to pests and diseases. Height 1.5m. Supplied in a 9cm pot.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour N/A
Foliage Colour PURPLE
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied Pot grown plant

Key Product Information

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

N/A

Foliage Colour

PURPLE

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

Pot grown plant

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 150cm
Mature Spread 100cm
Plant Spacing 150cm
Height Supplied 15cm
Plant Spacing

150cm

Height Supplied

15cm

Mature Height

150cm

Mature Spread

100cm

Planting Remove from the pot and plant in a hole the same depth as the container
Soil Type Fertile, well drained soil
Pruning Early Spring
Planting

Remove from the pot and plant in a hole the same depth as the container

Soil Type

Fertile, well drained soil

Pruning

Early Spring

Plant out as soon as possible. Protect from excessive winter wet. Ideal for containers and front of border displays.
A fantastic grass that originates from woodland/mountain regions of Africa and Asia. It is best to make sure they receive some protection in the winter, such as planting in a sheltered spot or applying a mulch. Water freely during growth.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour N/A
    Foliage Colour PURPLE
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied Pot grown plant

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    Pot grown plant

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    N/A

    Foliage Colour

    PURPLE

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 150cm
    Mature Spread 100cm
    Plant Spacing 150cm
    Height Supplied 15cm
    Height Supplied

    15cm

    Mature Height

    150cm

    Mature Spread

    100cm

    Plant Spacing

    150cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Remove from the pot and plant in a hole the same depth as the container

    Soil Type

    Fertile, well drained soil

    Pruning

    Early Spring

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant out as soon as possible. Protect from excessive winter wet. Ideal for containers and front of border displays.
    A fantastic grass that originates from woodland/mountain regions of Africa and Asia. It is best to make sure they receive some protection in the winter, such as planting in a sheltered spot or applying a mulch. Water freely during growth.