• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer through fall
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pen-i-SEE-tum se-TAY-see-um
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 24, 26 - 29
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Summer through fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis is without a doubt the most gorgeous Fountain Grass. Growing to four feet tall, its bronzed foliage is beautiful throughout the season, not just in autumn. It is indispensable for dry streambeds and a lovely fluffy accent in dry gardens. Provides wildlife habitat around water holes and ponds, and adds its billowy character to homegrown meadows. Makes a great erosion-control plant on slopes, both cut and fill. Equally at home in big Southwestern ceramic pots or classical Italian terra-cotta on posts and walls, or ganged around entries, steps and gateways. Try three or four matched potted specimens spaced evenly on steps or line them against a bare, light colored stucco wall.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Cut foliage back just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.