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Fireworks Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' PP #18,504

SKU
02220
Colorful, upright growing grass with variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy and hot pink running the length of the blade. Purple tassels appear in summer. Unlike the species, this cultivar does not reseed. Plant as a specimen or en masse for a stunning display of color. A great addition to containers and beds near your patio or deck.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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LoreWhile the species Pennisetum setaceum is considered invasive to California, selective plant breeding has resulted in attractive cultivated varieties that are seedless or do not produce viable seed, including Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', 'Fireworks' and 'Skyrocket'. These three cultivars are non-invasive and safe for California gardening efforts.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Plumes
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerant of drought conditions once established. Feed with a slow release general purpose fertilizer in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow As Annual in All Zones