Pennisetum 'Red Head'

Pennisetum 'Red Head'

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Perfect for texture and movement!
SKU 27672
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Pennisetum 'Red Head'

If you're looking for something that's colorful, hardy, easy to maintain, can help control erosion, and displays multi-season interest, try ornamental grasses, specifically this stunning Pennisetum 'Red Head'. Deep purple buds mature to smoky purple plumes that grow up to 8 to 10 inches long. It will begin to show those huge bottlebrush plumes in mid to late summer. The long thin foliage is a lovely green but will produce gold tones as the weather cools during the fall. Not to mention it is deer resistant so you can rest easy that pests typically won't bother it. The combination of beautiful foliage and flower will be show stopping in your landscape for months on end.

Pennisetum prefers to be grown in rich loamy soil with good drainage and full sun or light shade. However, it will grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist.

However you use it in your garden you'll love the texture, movement, and color this stunning ornamental grass provides. Add it to your landscape plans today!

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Pennisetum
Species alopecuroides
Variety 'Red Head'
Product Classification Grasses
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Maroon
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Gold, Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Easy Care Plants
Uses Beds, Border, Foliage Interest, Ornamental
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
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