Pennisetum advena rubrum is a hardy perennial grass that blooms an abundance of fluffy arching maroon-pink plumes through the warmer months of the year. The flowers sit high above the burgundy-toned foliage and display a stunning color. Pennisetum advena rubrum is fast growing, an ideal border and can be used in garden beds as well as containers. This variety has also been shown to help with erosion control on embankments. Thriving in fertile, free-draining soils, in full sun to part shade positions. Once established, it is a low-maintenance plant, tolerant of high temperatures, humidity, and wind and able to withstand light frost Fertilise with a slow release once a year in spring. Prune back every few years to encourage new growth. Pennisetum advena rubrum can grow to a height of 1m and a width of 70 cm.
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