Fireworks Red Fountain Grass
Vivid Color that Lasts All Year
Red Ornamental grasses add an entirely new dimension to well-appointed landscapes with colors, sizes, shapes and textures that you can't find in turfgrasses or even flowers. Fireworks Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks') erupts in an explosion of color that is unrivaled among ornamental grasses.
Contrast and Complement
The foliage shapes and textures of ornamental grasses provide a contrast to the other plants in your landscape. The arching foliage of Fireworks Red Fountain Grass can soften the look of upright plants, while its sizzling colors complement the flowers around it. Picture leaves that resemble water cascading from a fountain, with the streams of "water" sporting hot-pink margins, burgundy centers and splashes of green and white!
A Bright Focal Point
Some ornamental grasses easily hold their own as specimen plants, or plants that you position as focal points in your garden. Plant Fireworks Red Fountain Grass to resemble a real water fountain, where you can enjoy its colorful, cascading foliage.
Great in Rows Along Driveways and Walkways
A single clump of some types of ornamental grass will command attention, but multiple clumps planted as a small hedge bump up the "wow factor" to a new level. Plant Fireworks Red Fountain Grass as a living screen that separates different garden areas or as a soft wall between you and your neighbors.
Edging for Flowerbeds and Islands
Ornamental grasses "finish" the look of flowerbeds and islands by defining their borders. Because Fireworks Red Fountain Grass may reach a height of 3 to 4 feet, use it to frame beds and islands that contain tall plants (shrubs and trees).
Containers For deck, patio or poolside containers, ornamental grasses add the "thriller" design element – a taller plant that towers over shorter (filler) and trailing (spiller) plants. As a container plant, Fireworks Red Fountain Grass is versatile – use it in a large container as part of a mixed planting or as a standalone plant in a container by itself.
A No-Fuss Plant
You'll enjoy Fireworks Red Fountain Grass even more when you see how easy it is to care for it! Pick a sunny spot where this plant will put on its best show for you. After it's established in your garden, you won't need to water it very often. And you can forget about spraying for bugs or treating for diseases – Fireworks has no significant insect or disease problems!
Fireworks Red Fountain Grass is a perennial only in the warmer USDA hardiness zones of 9 and 10. If you live outside these zones, plant Fireworks as you would any other annual. But if you want to bring it inside for the winter, you can easily trim the foliage before the first fall frost, pot it up and move it indoors before setting it outside the following spring.