Red Head Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Best with regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid to Late Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Plumes|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)|
Thrives in most average, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, wet clay. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, tolerates mild drought. Prune back 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: 4-10