The large plumes of ‘Red Head’ fountain grass are 8-10” long and 3” wide. Pink when they first appear, the plumes mature to smoky purple. They appear in mid- to late summer, earlier than most fountain grasses, and will add color as well as texture to the garden border. At 3-4’ tall and 3’ wide ‘Read Head’ is modest in size and can fit into a border or be used in a container. For a spectacular look, plant in large groups. In the fall the leaves turn gold, adding to the autumn display.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Bloom: Plumes of pink flowers 8-10” long and 3” wide appear in mid- to late summer.
Foliage: Linear, arching deep green leaves that turn gold in fall
Size: 3-4’ H x 3’ W
Light: Full sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Care: Cut back in early spring
Pests and Diseases: None of significance
Propagation: Division in spring
Companion plants: Purple cone flower, garden phlox, hybrid asters, and sedum ‘Autumn Joy’.