This variety makes a great focal point in a sunny landscape. Many consider it to be the best Pennisetum available today. The finely textured, narrow, green leaves form a beautiful upright vase-shaped clump. In midsummer, the tips of the foliage begin to turn deep red and the entire clump transitions to shades of orange and gold in fall. Showy 5” bottle brush plumes held above the foliage emerge smoky purple and age to tan. Fall foliage is yellow to orange. Seed heads form in summer and last into winter.
Tough, hardy and easy to grow in full sun and average soil. No supplemental watering needed once established.