Fireworks Fountain Grass Shrub

Fireworks Fountain Grass Shrub

  • Deer resistant

  • Low maintenance

  • Dramatic foliage

  • Year-round interest

Regular price $24.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Your landscape will explode with color with the Fireworks Fountain Grass Shrub!

The Fireworks plant is a colorful, upright growing grass with dark burgundy-red foliage that arches gracefully outwards and produces one foot long red plume-like inflorescences that rise above the foliage and arch over nicely toward the tips. The Pennisetum setaceum performs as a masse for a stunning display of color.

This variegated purple fountain grass will explode when actively growing in the mid to late summer growing season. From a distance, the long plumes appear hot pink and they set viable seed pods. The purple flowers can get a few inches tall.

The red Fireworks Grass is a great ornamental grass that works well in mass plantings or as a specimen mixed with other contrasting colored plants near your patio or deck. It is extremely low maintenance and easy to care for!


A clumping semi-evergreen grass, plant in full sun and water sparingly to control height. It is both moderately drought and heat resistant but looks its best with occasional summer irrigation. It looks its best if it is cut back in late winter to cleanly show of its new emerging foliage in early spring.

Grow the ornamental grass across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 9-11. It prefers warmer, southern climates to perform best. Well draining soil is best for the root system to establish.

This fast growing grass can get up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide making it the perfect specimen plant! A slow release fertilizer applied annually will help this colorful upright growing grass with variegated stripes grow.

To learn more about how to care for your Fireworks Fountain Grass check out our blog When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

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Shipping information

Once your Fireworks Fountain Grass Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



The Muhlbergia or Muhly Grass does best in full sun and can tolerate part shade. Too much shade will decrease growth. It can tolerate poor soil but grows best in average, medium and well-drained to low moisture soil. They tolerate heat and humidity well and are very drought tolerant once established. Regular water should be given until established, however.

The Muhly Grass maintains its free-flowing clump shape well naturally and requires no pruning.

The Muhlenbergia should be planted 2 to 3 feet apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Muhly Grass, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color Burgundy

Foliage Color

Mature Width
2 ft

Mature Height
3 ft

Growing Zones 9, 10, 11

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