Purple Fountain Grass
(Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’)
Purple fountain grass has exceptional dark purple foliage with fluffy, bottlebrush-like spikes. Its overall shape is reminiscent of a fountain, which is how it gets its common name. Although an annual in colder zones, it will continue to look striking throughout fall.
USDA zones: 8 to 10 (grow as an annual elsewhere)
Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil
Light requirement: Full sun to light shade
Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide