Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass)| 3 Jumbo Plug Plants
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Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum (Purple Fountain Grass)| 3 Jumbo Plug Plants

An amazing ornamental grass with rich burgundy red foliage and beautifully arching spikes of red feathery flowers during late summer providing often much needed texture and movement amongst perennials. Has been described as the must have plant by BBC Gardeners World.

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An amazing ornamental grass with rich burgundy red foliage and beautifully arching spikes of red feathery flowers during late summer providing often much needed texture and movement amongst perennials. Has been described as the ‘must have plant’ by BBC Gardeners World. Extremely drought tolerant and unfortunately tender but can be over wintered by keeping plants frost-free. Prefers well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Height 90cm. Spread 30-45cm

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  3 Jumbo Plug Plants
Eventual Height:  90cm (36")
Eventual Spread:  30-45cm (12-18")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Red
Plant Type:  Tender Perennial
Botanical name:  Pennisetum setaceum

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Size guide - Pack of 3 Jumbo Plug Plants 

 These Jumbo plug plants would benefit from potting into large pots (13cm upwards) for a few weeks before planting out in the garden. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost.  Compost volume around 5cm deep x 5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-20cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Perennial plants come in hundreds, if not thousands, of varying shapes, sizes and colours and if you are like me, you will always find room for one more in your garden!  They are reliable, hardy plants that breathe life into beds and borders from late spring to late autumn and beyond. These plants are also very attractive to pollinating bees, butterflies and beneficial insects.

  •  Your plugs will benefit from being grown on in large pots, approx. 5 - 10Ltr size.
  • Give them a good soak in tepid water to ensure the roots get a thorough soak.
  • Plant into a good quality multi-purpose compost and water them in.  Pop a label in the pot to remind you what it is.
  • Plant out into the final planting positions after a few weeks when the risk of frost has passed in your area. 
  • Planting in groups of 3’s or 5’s will give a good clump of colour as the plants mature.
  • A good spadeful of organic matter popped into the planting hole will get your plants off to really good start.
  • Give them a good drink of water and water regularly during their first year’s growth and feed with a sprinkling of granular slow release fertiliser.

*With a little planning you can have perennial plants in flower for several months of the year - almost all year round in milder areas.

Average Rating (5 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Disappointed
Monday, 6 July 2020  | 

Have been getting summer bedding for a number of years and they have all been excellent but these grasses are now about an inch bigger than when they arrived now in 9cm pots not pot bound just not growing

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Response:

Thank you for your reveiw, we are sorry to hear you are disappointed and have now emailed to look into this further.


Rating:  
Fountain Grass
Friday, 12 June 2020  | 

Plug plants arrived on time and healthy now in bigger pots and thriving ready to be planted out

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Rating:  
Looking a little sad
Monday, 18 May 2020  | 

Hi At the same time I also had a delivery of begonia plug plants which are fantastic and already blooming.

The Purple Fountain Grass is looking very sad, I have them in my greenhouse at the moment and hope they are okay - fingers crossed! Susan

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Rubrum
Thursday, 2 April 2020  | 

Good size healthy should do very well

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Rating:  
My plants
Monday, 30 March 2020  | 

I have been buying plants from Brookside nursery this is my 3rd year. They are

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Average Rating (5 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Disappointed
Monday, 6 July 2020  | 

Have been getting summer bedding for a number of years and they have all been excellent but these grasses are now about an inch bigger than when they arrived now in 9cm pots not pot bound just not growing

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

This review has not been appraised.


Response:

Thank you for your reveiw, we are sorry to hear you are disappointed and have now emailed to look into this further.


Rating:  
Fountain Grass
Friday, 12 June 2020  | 

Plug plants arrived on time and healthy now in bigger pots and thriving ready to be planted out

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

This review has not been appraised.


Rating:  
Looking a little sad
Monday, 18 May 2020  | 

Hi At the same time I also had a delivery of begonia plug plants which are fantastic and already blooming.

The Purple Fountain Grass is looking very sad, I have them in my greenhouse at the moment and hope they are okay - fingers crossed! Susan

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Rubrum
Thursday, 2 April 2020  | 

Good size healthy should do very well

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

This review has not been appraised.


Rating:  
My plants
Monday, 30 March 2020  | 

I have been buying plants from Brookside nursery this is my 3rd year. They are

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This review has not been appraised.


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