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Graceful Grasses® Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass

Proven Winners

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This product does not ship to: Idaho, Utah
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun
  • Height 24-30 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Low maintenance with fantastic color for your garden!

Pink, red and white margins with green stripes in the center make this warm weather grass a stand-out in your landscape or container garden. Used as an upright thriller in your containers, it brings the sizzle to your arrangements. Place it in the center of your container for a fountain of color, or as a foundation plant that will drape nicely down the sides of a large pot with a graceful arching habit instead.

Native to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Zones 9a through 11b, this is a warm season grass that blooms late in the summer when the heat is on. In Zones 2-8 it is treated as an annual, set out after the danger of the last frost, and not expected to survive over winter where temperatures fall below 20 degrees. Although an invasive in some long season areas of the country, you will not have that problem when grown as an annual as it rarely sets seeds.

Graceful Grasses Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass Care

As with most grasses, care is easy as it is not a fussy plant. An average soil with pH level of 5.8 to 6.2, with a watering regimen of once a week or so when it is dry, this sun loving annual typically requires little to no fertilizer. In warmer regions it will brown for the winter and you have the choice to cut it down in late fall or early spring, or leave it for winter-long interest in your garden. In cooler climates do not expect this plant to return in the spring from the roots.

Deadheading is not necessary and pruning is rarely needed. Should your season be long enough to allow the grass to produce a seed head, simply pruning this off before maturity will curb its possible spread via the seeds. Pair this tall annual with petunias and calibrachoa or verbena and lantana in a larger container, or mass it out in your landscape or border for a lovely display.

Graceful Grasses Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass Spacing

This annual grass can grow up to 30 inches tall and spread up to 24 inches wide. Space plantings 24 to 30 inches wide to allow plants to spread out and gracefully arch. Birds will be attracted to the seed pods in long season regions. It has no significant insect or plant diseases to be concerned about, so plant this lovely grass in your garden to add that sizzle you’ve been missing.

Graceful Grasses® Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Pink
Foliage Description: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 24-30 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 24-30 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Cut Flower, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' USPP 18,504
Common Name: Graceful Grasses® Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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SKU:
PENFI

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations