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Fountain Grass

Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

80cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Fountain Grass Overview

This graceful plant produces fuzzy deep reddish-black flowers that resemble rabbits' tails which fade to beige and persist throughout the season.

How to propagate Fountain Grass

Seed

You can propagate from seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn. Specific cultivars should be propagated by division.

Other uses of Fountain Grass

Ideal for prairie-style planting, dry gardens, pots, borders, or as a low hedge.

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