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Plant of the Week: Fireworks Pennisetum

A fiery show of color! An explosion of color, this upright, annual grass features variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy and hot pink blades. Fireworks produces red-burgundy foxtail plumes from mid-summer to early fall. It is the first variegated purple fountain grass that grows as a thick clump that can reach 2-4 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide. It is a great accent plant in the landscape or in containers or group en mass for a stunning display of color.

Fireworks flourishes in full to partial sunlight in average well-drained soils. It establishes rapidly and tolerates short summer dry spells. The vibrant color will intensify in the early autumn cooler days. Fireworks fountain grass is relatively disease and pest free and is deer resistant.

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