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Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass

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Ships Week of 5/23/22

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  • Height 30-36 Inches
  • Width 12-24 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Dried grass and seed heads provide winter interest!

Bring elegance, striking color, and graceful movement to your space with this showy plant. Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass has rich burgundy foliage and long, arching, crimson plumes from late summer to late fall. It is a four-season beauty, however, as the dried grass and seed heads provide winter interest. The plant has an upright, arching habit reaching a height of 30-36 inches. Its many awards include the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

An easy-care plant, it is heat and drought tolerant. It is pest and disease free, plus deer avoid it. Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass is dramatic when planted in clusters, mass plantings, or alone. Use it to screen something unsightly, or to soften driveways and courtyards. Make it a focal point in containers or with cut flowers.

Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass Care

This is an easy-care plant. It needs no deadheading. Give it a low to average amount of water. Plant Pennisetum in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. For best results, locate it in part sun to sun.

Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass Spacing

In the landscape space plants 18-24 inches apart. Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass has a spread of 12-24 inches.

Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall
Foliage Color(s) Purple
Foliage Description: Black/Purple
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 30-36 Inches
Spread: 12-24 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Cut Flower, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners


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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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 new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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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

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.