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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

 

Purple Fountain Grass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusPennisetumFrom Latin penna, “feather,” and seta, “a bristle,”: feather-bristled
Speciessetaceum“Bristled”
Cultivar‘Rubrum’“Red”

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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Oct 2011.

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Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

8/29/2010 · Joy and Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) ID is uncertain

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

8/29/2010 · Joy and Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

8/29/2010 · Joy and Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)

8/29/2010 · Joy and Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain