Pennisetum Advena

{ Fountain Grass }


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About Addison

Addison is a spectacular Fountain Grass. Young leaves are striped with red, pink and green, deepening to a rich maroon as they mature. He also grows fuzzy, purple-red seed heads to make him look even more striking.

He's pretty low-maintenance, but doesn't like severe cold, so should be moved somewhere warmer or protected from frost in winter.

Fountain grass likes...

Full sun
To keep those red leaves looking spectacular, he needs lots of sun. Position him where he'll get rays most of the day

Moist, well drained soil
Fountain grass doesn't like to sit in water, so make sure his soil is moist but the excess can freely drain away

A warm winter
He can be susceptible to damage if the weather gets very cold, so in winter you may want to move him somewhere warmer.

Top tip
While his vivid foliage is his main selling point, this plant grows fuzzy seedheads, which make a lovely addition to a dried flower display.

Quick Facts

Botanical name
Pennisetum advena'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass

Plant type

Plant height (including pot)

Pet/baby safe

Nursery pot size