Giant Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, requires only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||pen-ih-SEE-tum al-oh-pek-yur-OH-id-eez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Showy panicles appear summer to fall.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Plumes|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, requires only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Weigela (Weigela); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
Grows easily in most average, well drained soils. Avoid heavy, wet clay sites. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In mild winter areas, shear to 6 inches above ground in fall or spring and fertilize to rejuvenate. Treat as an annual in colder winter climates.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9