ornamental grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides | Fountain Grass

This is an attractive ornamental grass that grows in a mounding clump, topped by profuse, fluffy seedheads in late summer. Leaves turn yellow and then brown in winter. Reseeds. For dwarf plants, look for 'Little Bunny', 'Hameln' and 'Cassian'. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 4 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: tan, pink

Flower Season: summer