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Pennisetum xadvena Fireworks (72 cells) PP18504

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Pennisetum Fireworks is the first variegated purple fountain grass. The mid-vein is burgundy with hot pink margins. This plant was discovered by Ron Strasko as a culm sport on Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. Limited availability on this hot grass!

  Production Location: Florida
  Tray Size: 72 plants
  Common Name: Variegated purple fountain grass
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
  Mature Height: 36 inches
  Seedhead Color: Purple
  Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  Patent/Royalty: PP18504 .25 per plant included in tray price

Cell Size: 72 cell tray. Depth 2.35". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 2.23
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 70-80 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1-1.5
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 10 - 12 weeks
Growing Info: Apply fungicide drench at transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, root and crown rot
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: 12+ hours photoperiod
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Follow monthly broad spectrum fungicide control program.

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