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Ornamental Grass – Rubrum Grass

Rubrum grass 

Botanical name: pennisetum setaceum rubrum 

Average Size at Maturity: 3 – 5 ft in height and a 2 – 4 ft spread

Hardy zone: zones 9 and 10

Bloom Time: late summer/fall

Flower Color: white/purple

Foliage Color: purple/red

Growth Rate: can reach maturity in one growing season

Pruning needs: trim back to 5 inches above the ground in the late fall

Landscape Use: great perennial border

Light Needs: 6 – 8 hours of sun a day

Special Feature: dramatic texture and foliage 
Water Needs: only water when the top 2 – 3 inches of soil are completely dry

Fertilizing needs: apply a general all-purpose fertilizer once a month during growing season

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