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Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Buttons’
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Red Button Fountain Grass

Pennisetum massaicum Red Buttons

<i>Pennisetum massaicum</i> ‘Red Buttons’
Pennisetum massaicum Red Buttons

Pennisetum

Fountain Grass

The soft inflorescences take their name from the Latin words penna and seta meaning feather-bristle. This lovely grass is a favorite, distinguished by arching, feathery bottlebrush flowers spilling over a cascading mound of foliage.

A warm season grower, Fountain Grass welcomes hot weather and is widely distributed in both tropical and temperate areas.

Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Buttons’ full sun  new plant

The species inhabits the wide open savannas of Africa, and this distinctive red flowered cultivar will flourish in your garden, given a well-drained sunny locale. Waving bushy, warm-colored inflorescences that eventually lighten to a creamy tan, the delicate slender stems rise high above graceful mounds of broad maroon-tinted green blades. Long-blooming ‘Red Buttons’ can be featured as a stellar addition to floral arrangements, as a container subject or a mixed border specimen, abiding hot dry conditions, but not terribly cold winters.

Blooms July – September.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Buttons’ (G-0510)
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