Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides

SKU
00574
Dependable grass with beauty and versatility. Produces a clump of narrow, half-inch shiny green leaves that fade to golden yellow in fall. Valued for its flower spikes that are popular cut flowers. Showy single specimen or lined up for edging. Herbaceous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez
LoreFountain grass is considered dangerously invasive in many western states.
Average Size at MaturityArching to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Plumes
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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