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Grass - Ornamental

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Fountain Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade  

Narrow green leaves arch softly toward the ground and turn golden yellow in fall. Flowers resemble large foxtails and are good in floral arrangements. Use in masses or in decorative containers. Native to Illinois and Arkansas. Hardy to zone 6.


Height

36-48"

Spread

36"

Pennisetum alopecuroides Plant Care:

Cut to 6" in March. Prefers well-drained, consistently moist soil.

Fountain Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
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