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Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass, Pennisetum rueppellii

Half-hardy Perennial

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The colourful foliage of this half hardy fountain grass emerges with bold stripes of red, pink and green, before maturing to a rich shade of burgundy. From mid-summer to autumn, the showy purple flower spikes rise above the arching foliage in a spectacular architectural display. Pennisetum 'Fireworks' makes a lively addition to bedding displays and patio containers. The fluffy seedheads can be also cut to make elegant dried flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Ideal For:
patio, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
full sun
    • 1 pennisetum jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £9.99
    • 3 pennisetum jumbo plug plants

    • SAVE *£12.98  
    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £29.97 £16.99
Pot up plants and grow them on in warm frost free conditions for transplanting into beds, borders and containers later on. Water sparingly until pennisetum plants are fully rooted into their containers. When they are well grown, and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant fountain grass in moist, light, well drained soil in full sun.
Water when necessary to prevent the soil from drying out. Take care not to overwater as Pennisetum will rot in wet soils. Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' is often grown as an annual. However, where plants are grown in containers they may be moved to a frost free position over winter. Apply a dry mulch such as bark or straw to protect the crown of the plant. Cut back dead foliage in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
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  1. fireworks

    By Kenneth Rumble 03-10-2016

    I purchased 3no plugs this year and potted them on into containers, they have all grown and are a lovely display, if when the first sign of frost I store them in my greenhouse and cover them with bark will they re-grow next year, and would I have to water them. Ken 03-10-2016


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. Your plants will be fine to over winter. Just apply a mulch of bark or straw to protect the roots. Watering will not be necessary

  2. Received last week but look like they are dying off already

    By Christopher Nelson 23-04-2016

    When the plants arrived they looked so so but a week later after being potted on with good quality compost they look poor.


    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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