Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Waterwise
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer through fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:pen-i-SEE-tum se-TAY-see-um
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
Sunset climate zones:8 - 24, 26 - 29
Growth habit:Narrow
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Purple
Blooms:Summer through fall
Flower color:Red
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasThis is without a doubt the most gorgeous Fountain Grass. Growing to four feet tall, its bronzed foliage is beautiful throughout the season, not just in autumn. It is indispensable for dry streambeds and a lovely fluffy accent in dry gardens. Provides wildlife habitat around water holes and ponds, and adds its billowy character to homegrown meadows. Makes a great erosion-control plant on slopes, both cut and fill. Equally at home in big Southwestern ceramic pots or classical Italian terra-cotta on posts and walls, or ganged around entries, steps and gateways. Try three or four matched potted specimens spaced evenly on steps or line them against a bare, light colored stucco wall.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Cut foliage back just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.