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  • Billy Can 'Purple Fountain Grass'

    Billy Can® grasses are made for Aussie backyards and look great in both contemporary and eclectic garden layouts.

    Use them for garden border plantings, or as a filler in-between shrubs.

    A graceful fountain of colour 

    Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum adventa 'Rubrum') is the perfect solution to fill vacant garden spaces. It is also beautiful as a patio pot feature plant or as a standout back of garden natural backdrop. This very showy ornamental perennial grass forms dense clumps of burgundy foliage that sways gracefully in the breeze. The highlight of the year is spring to autumn (warmer months) when masses of arching flower stems appear each holding a plume of purple/pink soft foxtail-like blooms.

    Best growing conditions

    Grows best in free draining soil. Once established this variety tolerates a wide variety of climatic conditions including humidity, high temperatures, wind, drought and it is even able to withstand light frost. This decorative and durable variety also offers good erosion control when mass planted along slopes.Climate Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4

    How to plant

    For good coverage plant at 0.60 m. For ongoing plant care it is recommended to cut the plant back to ground level in late winter. From spring it will quickly return to its original glory of 1.5m height of beautiful flower and foliage. Very easy care, water and fertilise only to establish. 

    Co-plant with other Billy Can varieties

    The strong dark colour of Purple Fountain Grass looks magnificent when co-planted with the bright foliage of Ophiopogon Stripey White, the brilliant lime colouring of Lomandra Lime Jet or the neat low growing Carex Evergreen.

    Billy Can® is a Trade Mark of Sprint Horticulture Pty Ltd



    Billy Can 'Purple Fountain Grass'
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    Foliage Colour
    Burgundy Burgundy
    Flower Colour
    Purple-pink Purple-pink
    Habit
    Upright Upright
    Height
    1.5 m 1.5 m
    Width
    0.5 m 0.5 m
    Spacing
    0.6 m 0.6 m

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    CLIMATE ZONE

    Climate Zone

    • Zone 1

      Mid to warm summers, cool wet winters

    • Zone 2

      Warm wet summers

    • Zone 3

      Hot dry summers, cold to mild winters

    • Zone 4

      Hot wet summers


    Billy Can 'Purple Fountain Grass'

    Billy Can 'Purple Fountain Grass'

    Billy Can® grasses are made for Aussie backyards and look great in both contemporary and eclectic garden layouts.

    Use them for garden border plantings, or as a filler in-between shrubs.

    A graceful fountain of colour 

    Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum adventa 'Rubrum') is the perfect solution to fill vacant garden spaces. It is also beautiful as a patio pot feature plant or as a standout back of garden natural backdrop. This very showy ornamental perennial grass forms dense clumps of burgundy foliage that sways gracefully in the breeze. The highlight of the year is spring to autumn (warmer months) when masses of arching flower stems appear each holding a plume of purple/pink soft foxtail-like blooms.

    Best growing conditions

    Grows best in free draining soil. Once established this variety tolerates a wide variety of climatic conditions including humidity, high temperatures, wind, drought and it is even able to withstand light frost. This decorative and durable variety also offers good erosion control when mass planted along slopes.Climate Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4

    How to plant

    For good coverage plant at 0.60 m. For ongoing plant care it is recommended to cut the plant back to ground level in late winter. From spring it will quickly return to its original glory of 1.5m height of beautiful flower and foliage. Very easy care, water and fertilise only to establish. 

    Co-plant with other Billy Can varieties

    The strong dark colour of Purple Fountain Grass looks magnificent when co-planted with the bright foliage of Ophiopogon Stripey White, the brilliant lime colouring of Lomandra Lime Jet or the neat low growing Carex Evergreen.

    Billy Can® is a Trade Mark of Sprint Horticulture Pty Ltd

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