PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS (Cenchrus setaceus)

Purple Fountain grass (Cenchrus setaceus) is my all-time favourite grass and I’ve photographed it many times, especially in the Royal Botanic Gardens here in Melbourne.

Up until I photographed a tiny patch of Windmill Grass, mentioned in the previous post, it used to be the most interesting among my Grass images.

There was one patch in the highest point in the south-west corner of the RBG (Royal Botanic Gardens) that I used to visit at the end of an afternoon’s walk which changed colour and lit up in the golden hour.

Occasionally, it can be seen in residential gardens, but only where owners have the space or are particularly fond of its beautiful colour and shape.



9 thoughts on “PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS (Cenchrus setaceus)

  1. This is lovely. It’s present over here, but as an introduced species. When I looked up the genus to see what we might have as a native, I made quite a discovery. Cencrus incertus is our coastal sand bur! Quite a difference from your attractive — and presumably softer — grass.

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