Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass or Variegated Red Fountain Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

Most commonly used as an annual, this variety should be fertilized with a slow-release fertilizer at planting. Water in periods of drought.

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Multiple colors are aligned in white, green and burgundy stripes the entire length of the leaves and in full sun will change to red. The red bottle-brush type flowers appear in summer aging to tan.

  • Colorful striped foliage
  • Bottle-brush type, purple flowers bloom in summer
  • Easy care

An excellent contrasting grass for large groupings in open areas or as the centerpiece for a large container garden.

Height: 24-36 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Purple

Interesting Notes about Fountain Grass:

Fountain Grass is one of the most beautiful and graceful of grasses with its cascading, flowing foliage. Their care is minimal and most varieties thrive in sun and heat. They are dramatic when planted in sweeping masses or when one plant is sharing space with other perennials in the landscape or container. The beauty is extended inside when using the bottlebrush-type inflorescens in dried or fresh arrangements. Hardiness does vary with species.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Garden
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fast Growing
  • Vigorous
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Ornamental Grass

Foliage Color:

  • Multi-Color
  • Green
  • Red
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water

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