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Burgundy Giant Pennisetum Grass Plant

  • - Giant Fountain Grass
  • - Height: 5-8 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 9-11
  • - Exposure: Part-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Late Summer
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Burgundy Giant Pennisetum Grass Plant
Plant Features

The Burgundy Giant Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) Plant has been described as looking like a red-leafed corn plant. Wow! How pretty! With sword-like, bronzy-burgundy leaves that are usually 1 to 1.5-inches wide, the stems are quite strong and hefty for a Pennisetum. Burgundy Giant flourishes in hot, humid weather. Even a light frost can kill it, so most gardeners grow this variety as an annual; but it grows so quickly that it easily reaches its full height and bears flowers in one season, even in zone 6. Its pinky-burgundy, fox-tail-like flower spikes grow up to 12-inches long and are often the most pendulous part of this monster ornamental. Many gardeners plant the giant as a focal point and backdrop for interesting yard ornaments such as bird baths, gazing balls or fountains.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 30-36 inches
Habit Clumping
Foliage Color Burgundy
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Fall Garden, Roof Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes