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Description

Fountain Grass, mission grass

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.

Plant Specifications

*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 water—but don’t drown them. That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’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. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—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
Watering Medium
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

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Culinary Use:

  • leaves

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Pennisetum evergreen?

Yes,Pennisetum is an evergreen grass.

How to grow Pennisetum from seed?

You can grow Pennisetum in-ground and pot. To grow plant through seed in pot consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in the soil by applying water if soil in the pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Is Pennisetum hardy?

Yes, Pennisetum is a hardy grass.

Can you divide Pennisetum?

Yes, you can divide Pennisetum grass in the spring season(February-March).

When to sow Pennisetum macrourum?

You can sow Pennisetum macrourum in the spring season(February-March).

Is Pennisetum alopecuroides invasive?

No, Pennisetum alopecuroides is not known to be invasive.

Where to plant Pennisetum?

Plant Pennisetum outdoor where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

Are Pennisetum annuals?

No, Pennisetum is an perrinial grass.

What is Pennisetum grass?

Pennisetum is also called as Fountain Grass it is an ornamental kind of grass. Pennisetum is a widespread genus of plants belongs to the grass family.

How to trim Pennisetum?

Cut back the dried leaves at the beginning of spring to regenerate the plant.

Does Pennisetum spread?

Yes, Pennisetum grass spread.it is mainly wind-dispersed but is also spread by vehicles, humans, livestock, water and possibly birds.

What soil for Pennisetum?

For Pennisetum soil should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.

When to divide Pennisetum?

You can divide Pennisetum in the spring season(February-March).

What zone is Pennisetum?

Pennisetum is cold hardy to Zones 5 and 6.

Does Pennisetum come back?

Its a perennial plant and It will not come back.

Is Pennisetum rubrum a perennial?

Yes, Pennisetum rubrum is a perennial grass.

When does Pennisetum flower?

July to October is a Pennisetum flowering time.

When to cut back Pennisetum?

Cut back Pennisetum at the beginning of spring.

How tall does Pennisetum grow?

Pennisetum grows up to four feet tall.

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