Redrum Purple Fountain Grass - Patio Container - July 2022
Last year, I planted a fountain grass in the big cast iron urn. It was a Pennisetum - but named 'Fireworks'. This year, I brought home another purple fountain grass and put it in a container. Just...it was a different grass AND a different container. The grass is Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'. See below for the nursery container. And...importantly, you'll see that when it comes to hardiness, it goes down to *just* 30 degrees. That means...for me (Zone 5b), this is an annual.
I decided to put this in - by itself - a white container that lives on our back stoop. A full sun spot. I planted it about three weeks ago.
How is it doing? Seems to be happy. See below for a look at the first flower plume that has emerged from the crown. Nice, gently arching stem that I hope more will follow.