Burgundy Giant Pennisetum Plant (Fountain Grass)
Burgundy Giant Pennisetum Plant (Fountain Grass)

Burgundy Giant Pennisetum Plant (Fountain Grass)

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Full Sun to Part Sun (3+ hours)Moist5-feet tall x 36-inches wide
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.
Plant Needs
Preferred Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Sun (3+ hours)
Preferred Soil Moisture: Moist
Fertilizer Needs: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Survives Winter in Zones: 9, 10, 11
Plant Characteristics
Habit: Mounded
Mature Plant Size: 5-feet tall x 36-inches wide
Foliage Color: Burgundy
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