tall x 24-30" wide. 'Red Head' Fountain Grass truly lives up to its name,
with narrow blades growing in graceful, fountain-like mounds. The unique floral
plumes also make a fine specimen or accent in small gardens and containers. A waterwise perennial, 'Red Head' is stunning
when mass planted, and this low-maintenance grass is drought tolerant once
established. Bird friendly and deer resistant, 'Red Head' makes a fine addition
to wildlife habitat gardens. Plants are tolerant of a wide range of soil
conditions, just be careful not to plant too deep. Set crowns just at or above
the soil surface when planting. Cut back foliage to the ground in spring before
new growth emerges. Plants are fast growing and will quickly fill a prominent place in the sun garden.
AM014242 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015759 (Tray of 18)
AM015760 (Tray of 9)
Red Head Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuriodes Red Head
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Foliage plant all season. Smoky, purple plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Mound of green arching grass-like foliage. Foliage turns shades of gold, orange and brown in the fall.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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