Pennisetum Rubrum Plant
A beautiful exhibition of colour and textures
The Pennisetum Rubrum Plant is a spectacular show of textures and colours to hello create unique flower displays in your garden. The scarlet- red feathered blooms and bronze foliage will create a fantastic contrast with brighter flowers in your flower beds and flower borders. The Pennisetum Rubrum Plant grows to a height of 1-1.5m (3'3"-5') and spread of 50-60cm (20-24") meaning this stunning plant will be a huge, showstopping piece planted in decorative containers and patio pots. Every garden should make room for them!
- Plum-purple & scarlet red blooms look amazing in container displays & patio pots!
- This grassy foliage is covered in purple feathered flowers which look great in flower borders.
- The rich purple colours bloom in your flower beds through late summer.
Looking after your Pennisetum Rubrum Plant
For the best results growing Pennisetum Rubrum, plant it in a sunny spot in fertile, well- drained soil. It is recommended to move the Pennisetum Rubrum Plant into a frost free environment during the winter.
Plug or Potted Plant:Potted
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
On delivery of your plants you need to do this straight away: Carefully unpack your plants and check that the compost is moist. If it’s dry, water carefully using a small watering can and allow to drain. Stand in a light, warm place and then follow the ‘growing on’ instructions. Provided they are kept moist, they can usually be left for up to 3 days. Your plants have been grown under ideal conditions and inspected by one of our experts prior to careful packaging and despatch by post. However, should they have been damaged or delayed during delivery, please contact us immediately.
Remember to ensure all summer bedding plants are protected from spring frosts. Do not plant outdoors before late May/early June.
For the best results, pot these on and keep them in the greenhouse for a few weeks before planting them out. A 7cm pot filled loosely with moist compost is ideal to plant these sturdy young plants into. In each pack of extra value plug plants, you will find a dibber stick. If you intend to plant plug plants through the side of hanging baskets you can use a smaller pot than 7cm and transfer into baskets when well established.
To remove your plugs, gently push up through the base hole of each cell and ease the plant and root plug out of the tray. Place it into the centre of the filled pot, so that the roots of the plug are covered. Firm the compost gently around the base of the plug whilst ensuring the stem and leaves remain above the top layer.