Synonyms: Pennisetum massaicum, Pennisetum 'Red Bunny Tails'
Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons' is native to Africa and produces large, dark-red tinged inflorescences at the beginning of the flowering period from late July onwards.
In the garden, our planting ideas for this fountain grass are as border edging with Heuchera 'Palace Purple', behind Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron', in front of Persicaria 'Black Field' or how about mixed in with the unforgettable Sanguisorba 'Red Thunder'.
Height: 90 cm. Grow in the sun in ordinary, soft, well-drained soil. Hardiness: -7 °C
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 80 cm
- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: summer flowers