Fountain Grass Red

Plant Details

Family:

Poaceae

Common Name:

Fountain Grass

Scientific Name:

Pennisetum setaceum

Other details:

Pennisetum setaceum, commonly known as Fountain Grass, is a C4 perennial bush grass that is native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and SW Asia. It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornament plant. It is drought-tolerant, grows fast, reached 3 feet in height, and has many purple, plumose flower spikes.

Plant Care

Bloom color:

Green

Sun Exposure:
 No Sun 

Drought Tolerance:

WaterWaterWater

Fertilization recommended for plants in Aruba:

     
Products recommended: Fertilizers:

Peters
20-20-20

Rite Green
8-6-6

Trinite
16-3-3

Diamond
12-6-8

Bonus weed and feed
26-2-9

Lawn Plant food
12-6-8

Urea
46-0-0

Milogranite
5-2-0 

Insect & disease: Biological product
(Prod used by Fantastic Gardens)
OMRI
Conventional product
Caterpillar Dipel Sevin
Chinch bugs

Botanigard

Naturalyte

Orthene

Pestban

Merit Imidacloprid Granules