Purple fountain grass is a popular, fast growing, clumping ornamental grass. It has purple upright foliage with gracefully arching purple plumes summer thru fall. ‘Rubrum’ is especially dramatic when planted in the landscape in clusters or as mass plantings and also makes a versatile container plant either planted alone or in combination with other plants. Its plumes are a favorite for fresh or dried arrangements.

‘Rubrum’ is a warm-season grass and is root hardy to 20 degrees F (Zone 9a+) for short periods. Climate Zones 8 and lower should treat ‘Rubrum’ as an annual. ‘Rubrum’ is easy to grow and easy to maintain and is heat and drought tolerant. Height is 3 to 5 feet with a 2 to 3 foot spread. Partial shade to full sun (plants grown in full sun will have darker foliage color).