Rose Fountain Grass, Purple Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum 'Eaton Canyon'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pennisetum (pen-ih-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: setaceum (se-TAY-see-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Eaton Canyon

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina

Cuero, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 28, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass 'Eaton Canyon' was introduced by Magic Growers Nursery and has been given other cultivar names by other large propagation nurseries for marketing purposes. It is a smaller version of purple fountain grass that grows 18 to 30 inches tall and has finer textured foliage. It is suitable for the smaller garden and can be grown in containers. This grass is deer resistant.