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
Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late summer through fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:pen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late summer through fall
Flower color:White
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasWith its attractive fountain-like flower displays, Fountain Grass is one of the best choices for smaller dry gardens and courtyards. Plant it as foliage contrast and fall color with mixed perennials. Looks best in dry streambeds and around rocks in natural or wild gardens. Shares cultural preferences with many favorite Western native perennials in drought-resistant gardens. Also great for planting next to smaller water gardens, where it won't overwhelm the scheme. Lovely when grown in metal classical containers that bear the unmistakable patina of age, whether true or artificial. Perch these on low walls, seat walls, or on top of masonry columns for a distinctly European look.
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.