Black Flowering Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||pen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms dense, mounded clumps 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Midsummer to Late Summer|
|Design Ideas||It's the black flower heads that make this very special. With a height more like groundcover, this Fountain Grass looks beautiful grown in masses. Ideal candidate for rock gardens, dry streambeds and next to landscape boulders. Grow as a single accent or in a small cluster among other drought- and heat-resistant perennials for unique color and texture variation. Excellent choice in Mexican ceramic pots for an artistic statement in Santa Fe-style gardens.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
Provide average, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Cut back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10