Grass, Purple Fountain
Description: Fountain grass (Pennisetum) is a mound-forming ornamental grass and a garden favorite, as the care of fountain grass is easy. The cascading leaves on this plant have a fountain-like appearance. Clump-forming grasses grow in mounds or clumps, making them ideal for many areas without becoming invasive.
Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass
Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum ‘Atropurpurea’
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: Foliage height, 4′ bloom height
Foliage Color: Purple
Bloom Color: Purple – cream foxtail-like seed heads
Bloom Period: Mid-Summer – First Frost
Landscape Use: Hedge, Back drop plant, next to Water Features, Wild Gardens, Perennial Beds
Zone: 3 – 11
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Yellow, pink or silver plants, coreopsis, oak leaf hydrangea and coneflower
Maintenance: Cut back old foliage in early Spring.