Pennisetum 'First Knight' PP25,515

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Fountain Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-11 (tender perennial)

Deep black-purple foliage makes quite a statement as a specimen plant or in a mass. Stands tall and straight with beautiful form.

Height

4-6 ft

Spread

2-3 ft

Interesting Notes

FIRST KNIGHT was selected by Dr. Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in light, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foliage color more intense when in full sun.


 

Good Companions

False Indigo (Baptisia ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Variegated Sweet Iris (Iris pallida), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Ironweed (Vernonia lettermanii), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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