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Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

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4 Reviews
1 pennisetum jumbo plug plant £9.99 Despatch: by end of July
3 pennisetum jumbo plug plantsSave £12.98 £29.97 £16.99 Despatch: by end of July
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
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").

Patio, Low Maintenance Garden, Cut Flower Garden


Full sun

90cm (35.4in)

60cm (23.6in)

1 Pennisetum Jumbo Plug Plant (T12404)
3 Pennisetum Jumbo Plug Plants (T12405)

Flowering Months
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.
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.


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Received last week but look like they are dying off already 2016-04-23

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

T&M replied on 2016-04-23: 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.

fireworks 2016-03-10

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

T&M replied on 2016-10-03: 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

Disappointing 2015-10-06

Sadly Royal Mail took 5 days to deliver this plug plant which had plenty of root and although it was planted as soon as it arrived it failed to prosper and is now just a brown, dry tuft!

T&M replied on 2015-06-11: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to email our Customer Care Team at, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

Big improvement 2015-05-08

After contacting the Customer Care team a replacement plug plant was sent. This was a sturdier looking plant which now appears to be establishing itself happily. i'm hoping it will survive its first winter and look forward to the first flowers.

T&M replied on 2015-08-07: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so pleased your replacement has produced a strong display so far. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.