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Redhead Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead'

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Redhead Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead'

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Why Redhead Fountain Grass?

Redhead Fountain Grass is a stunning ornamental grass known for its reddish-pink plumes that emerge in late summer to early fall. This perennial grass grows up to 3 feet tall and wide and is a low maintenance plant that thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Redhead Fountain Grass is suitable for borders, mass plantings, or as a focal point in a mixed perennial bed.

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Sunlight

Redhead Fountain Grass prefers full sun exposure.

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Watering

The watering requirement for Redhead Fountain Grass, also known as Pennisetum 'Redhead', is moderate. It prefers regular watering, allowing the soil to become slightly dry between watering sessions. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead t

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Fertilizing

The fertilizer requirement for Redhead Fountain Grass depends on the specific nutrient needs of the soil it is planted in. Conduct a soil test to determine the specific fertilizer requirements for this grass variety.

Introducing Redhead Fountain Grass, an effortlessly beautiful addition to your garden that blends beauty and simplicity.

This ornamental grass is well-suited for warm and moderate climates and thrives in sunny locations. It prefers well-drained soil but can adapt to various soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soil. With hardiness in USDA zones 5 to 9, it can be enjoyed in a wide range of regions and climates.

Redhead Fountain Grass is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care, making it an ideal choice for a busy gardener. It is drought-tolerant and only requires occasional watering. No regular pruning is needed, except for removing any dead or damaged foliage.

The vibrant red foliage of Redhead Fountain Grass, combined with its soft, arching habit, creates a pop of color and texture in any landscape. Its feathery plumes appear in late summer, providing a stunning contrast against the red foliage.

This versatile grass works well as a focal point, in mass plantings, or planted in groups for a dramatic effect. Its upright growth adds vertical interest and can also create a beautiful backdrop for other plants while attracting birds and beneficial insects, making it a beneficial addition to any wildlife-friendly garden.

Bring the effortless beauty of Redhead Fountain Grass to your garden oasis. Its adaptability, low maintenance, and attractive qualities make it a stylish and practical choice for any garden setting. Revel in the vibrant colors, soft textures, and visiting wildlife that this grass brings to your outdoor sanctuary.

 

Plant Information:

Botanical Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead'
USDA Zones: 5-9
Water: Moderate to Low
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Needs: Well Drained
Mature Height: 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 feet
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Pollination Info

Pollination Info for Redhead Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead')

The Redhead Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead') is a popular ornamental grass known for its large, showy plumes of reddish-pink flowers. These flowers are produced in late summer and remain on the plant well into the fall season.

While this grass plant is mostly propagated through division, it is also pollinated by wind. The Redhead Fountain Grass attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects with its sweet nectar and bright colors, making it an excellent addition to any garden or landscape.

The Redhead Fountain Grass is a self-fertile plant, meaning that it doesn't require cross-pollination with other plants of the same species to produce seeds. After the flowers have bloomed and the seeds are mature, they will drop from the plant and be dispersed by the wind. These seeds can be collected and used for propagation, or left to reseed naturally in the garden or landscape.

Overall, the Redhead Fountain Grass is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that can add beauty and interest to any landscape. Its ability to attract pollinators and produce seeds without the need for cross-pollination makes it an excellent choice for gardeners and landscapers alike.

FAQ

Redhead Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead')

FAQs

  • What is Redhead Fountain Grass?

    Redhead Fountain Grass is a perennial ornamental grass that is native to Asia. It has long, narrow leaves that grow in clumps and long, slender, burgundy-colored flower spikes that emerge in mid-to-late summer.

  • What are its growing requirements?

    Redhead Fountain Grass prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It can tolerate some drought, but will perform best with consistent moisture. It is hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

  • How tall does it get?

    Redhead Fountain Grass can grow up to 3-4 feet tall and wide, with the flowers spikes reaching up to 12-15 inches long.

  • How is it propagated?

    Redhead Fountain Grass can be propagated by division in the spring or early fall. Dig up the clump and gently separate the individual plants, replanting them in a prepared soil mixture.

  • How is it maintained?

    Redhead Fountain Grass should be cut back to ground level in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. It is a low-maintenance plant and does not require fertilization.

  • What are its uses in landscaping?

    Redhead Fountain Grass is often used in border plantings, mass plantings, or as a specimen plant. Its dramatic foliage and unique flower spikes add a striking visual element to the landscape. It also works well in container plantings, and can be used as a cut flower for floral arrangements.

Planting & Care

Planting & Care for Redhead Fountain Grass

Redhead Fountain Grass, also known as Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Redhead', is an ornamental grass that grows in mounds, producing arching leaves and burgundy-red flowers. It is a low-maintenance plant that is ideal for borders, landscaping, and as accent plants.

Planting

Redhead Fountain Grass should be planted in an area that receives full sun exposure, although it can also grow in partial shade. It requires well-draining soil, as it does not tolerate wet conditions. Before planting, make sure the soil is enriched with organic matter, such as compost or aged manure.

To plant, create a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the plant. Gently place the plant in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the soil. Backfill the hole with soil and pat the soil gently around the plant. Water the plant thoroughly and allow it to settle into its new home.

Care

Redhead Fountain Grass requires minimal care once established. Water the plant once or twice a week during the first growing season to help it establish deep roots. After the first year, it will only require watering during dry periods.

Fertilize the plant with a balanced fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Cut back the old foliage in late winter or early spring, before new growth appears. Pinch back any new growth to promote bushy growth.

Redhead Fountain Grass may self-seed, but the seedlings may not resemble the parent plant. If you want to propagate the plant, divide it every few years in the spring, just as new growth begins to appear.

If the plant becomes too large, you can prune it back to the ground in late winter or early spring to rejuvenate it.

Overall, the Redhead Fountain Grass is a beautiful and easy-to-grow plant that adds color and texture to any garden or landscape.

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Thriving in my yard, very happy.

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Great addition to my garden.

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