About Pennisetum ruppellii
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-10 where it is easily grown as a perennial in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name || Fountain Grass, mission grass|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3.00 to 5.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||red|
|Bloom Time || July to October|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plants love waterâ€”but donâ€™t drown them. That is, they donâ€™t like to sit in water, and theyâ€™ll die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.Use mulch.
Pennisetum ruppellii care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. Theyâ€™ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not deadâ€”simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
|Sunlight ||full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil |
|Temperature ||30 Â°C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Pennisetum ruppellii special feature
Specimen, group or mass. Attractive foliage and flower spikes of this ornamental grass provide excellent texture, color and contrast to borders, foundations and open areas.
Pennisetum ruppellii uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose