Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-10 where it is easily grown as a perennial in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Common name: Fountain Grass, mission grass
Bloom time: July to October
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: Easy to grow
Planting and care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They all look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
Sunlight: full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Pennisetum ruppellii
Plants love water drown them. That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they all die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.a