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Variegated Purple Fountain Grass Fireworks

Variegated Purple Fountain Grass Fireworks, Pennisetum, Variegated Purple Fountain Grass



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This Fountain Grass gets its name from the showy pink, upright-growing grass. This will create an interesting splash of color late spring to early summer. PP# 18504 (Pennisetum)

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Zones 9 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-30" tall, 12-36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

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.

Fireworks is no exception- its eye-catching, bright pink color truly puts on a show in the garden.

Fireworks adds dramatic effect in perennial gardens, general landscaping, or wildflower meadows. A great ornamental grass!

Common Name Variegated Purple Fountain Grass
Botanical Name Pennisetum
Zones 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Burgundy
Foliage Burgundy foliage with a hot pink margin
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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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.

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American MeadowsVariegated Purple Fountain Grass Fireworks

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~ Beautiful plant ~


from Frederick, MD

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  • Color great in pot


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Best Uses

  • Pots on my deck

Comments about American Meadows Variegated Purple Fountain Grass Fireworks:

I have 2 of these in pots on my deck - I live in a condo. They make a beautiful, unusual addition to my deck and they look lovely from the sidewalk - I am on the 2nd floor. I would definitely recommend these to anyone wanting a splash of color on their deck that isn't the typical flowering plant.

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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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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