Red Fountain grass, botanical name Pennisetum rubrum, in morning light.
Use this as an annual in Connecticut gardens – it is hardy only to Zone 9 – where it can be enjoyed in morning or late afternoon light.
Pennisetum rubrum is perfect for containers, as a stand alone or in a group. Foliage is primarily dark red, hence the name rubrum, but has tinges of green and reaches heights from 3-4 feet.
The fronds sway gently with the slightest breeze. Simply plant it, water it, and enjoy.