Pennisetum 'Fireworks'
Photo by Flickr user K M

Fireworks fountain grass

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • CVCentral Valley
  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


A colorful, upright growing grass with variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy, and hot pink running the length of the blades. Purple plumes will appear in summer. Plant as a specimen or in mass for a display of color. Also great for containers. Cut back in late winter to maintain a neat and showy plant.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun
  • Partial sun

Water needs:

  • Medium water
  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted