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Variegated Purple Fountain Grass Fireworks

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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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Zones: 9, 10
Plant Size: 24-30" tall, 12-36" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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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
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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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.

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!

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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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Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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