Pennisetum setaceum

Pennisetum setaceum

Pennisetum setaceum, commonly known as crimson fountaingrass, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Poaceae family. This ornamental grass is known by its clumped growth form and its erect stems bearing slender, linear leaves. The inflorescence grows as dense bristly panicles and consists of small pink flowers. Fruits are small bristly achenes.


Common NameCrimson fountaingrass
Botanical namePennisetum setaceum
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourPink
Height06 -> 1.2 m
Habitatborders, rockeries
Altitude0-600 m
Bloom TimeJuly -> October
Plant TypeHerb, Ornamental
Fruit TypeCaryopsis
different tolerancestell us
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone8 (-12), 9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry, Fresh
Soil Type Sandy, Clayey, Silty,
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ Diseasesdisease free

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