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Semi-evergreen grass with brown-red flower spikes from mid-summer that turn buff colour in autumn and persist throughout winter. Picture does not do justice to this real gem. From stock from Knoll Gardens, one of the best nurseries for grasses.
Pennisetum thunbergii ‘Red Buttons’ (Fountain Grass). This graceful plant produces fuzzy deep reddish-black flowers that resemble rabbits' tails which fade to beige and persist throughout the season.
Sunny position, in well drained soil.
Ideal for prairie-style planting, dry gardens, pots, borders, or as a low hedge.