Pennisetum 'Red Buttons,' commonly known as Red Buttons Fountain Grass, is a striking ornamental grass prized for its unique and eye-catching appearance. This herbaceous perennial grass is a favorite among gardeners and landscapers for its vibrant foliage and graceful growth habit. Red Buttons Fountain Grass adds a touch of elegance and color to gardens, landscapes, and containers.

The standout feature of Red Buttons Fountain Grass is its stunning foliage. The narrow, arching leaves are deep green with striking burgundy-red margins, creating a bold contrast and a captivating visual effect. In late summer to early fall, Red Buttons produces fluffy, bottlebrush-like flower spikes that rise above the foliage. These flower spikes are typically cream to tan in color and add a delicate and airy quality to the plant. 

This fountain grass typically reaches a height of 45 to 60 cm with a similar spread, creating a compact and neat mound of foliage.

Red Buttons Fountain Grass is known for its drought tolerance once established, making it suitable for water-wise and xeriscape gardens. It can be used in various garden settings, including borders, mass plantings, mixed perennial beds, or as a focal point in containers.

Red Buttons Fountain Grass thrives in full sun to partial shade. It typically exhibits its best coloration and growth in full sunlight.
Well-draining soil is essential for this grass. It can tolerate a range of soil types, but it prefers soil with good drainage.
While it is drought-tolerant once established, regular watering is essential during its establishment period. Afterward, it requires moderate water but can tolerate short periods of drought.
Red Buttons Fountain Grass is typically hardy in down to -6.

- Red Buttons Fountain Grass is excellent for adding color and texture to gardens, borders, or mixed plantings.
- It can be used as a ground cover or a low-maintenance ornamental grass in landscape designs.
- The attractive foliage and airy flower spikes make it a lovely addition to container gardens or patio plantings.
- It pairs well with other perennials, shrubs, and annuals, creating dynamic and visually appealing combinations.

With its captivating foliage and elegant form, Pennisetum 'Red Buttons' is sure to become a cherished addition to any garden or landscape, providing year-round interest and a touch of sophistication.


SKU 3301
Brand Perennialle Plants

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