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The perennial fountain grasses are a prized group for landscaping accents, and they live up their name. They are mound-forming creating a fountain-like focal point wherever they grow, with a spectacular bloom in midsummer.
Ornamental Grasses provide texture, uniqueness, and beauty that will set off your favorite blooming flowers. Not only a dynamic element to your garden, Ornamental Grasses are extremely easy to grow, maintain, and will provide additional interest by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting.
|Common Name||Red Fountain Grass|
|Botanical Name||Pennisetum alopecuriodes|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||36-48 tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||48-60" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid summer to fall|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Containers, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat. The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
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Comments about American Meadows Red Fountain Grass Red Head:
I purchased 90 of the Red Fountain Grass plants in the Spring of 2016. All of them are thriving to date, 10/16. I planted them in raised beds bordering a long concrete driveway, full sun, three plants per container. I live in south-central Texas where heat can be brutal and seasonal rainfall scarce. We received record rainfall this summer and I have all of my plants on supplemental drip irrigation as a back-up. I am extremely pleased that the deer have avoided grazing on these grasses thus far.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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