Pennisetum alopecuroides

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Fountain Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Foliage of bright green and then, yellow-brown fall color aging to almond. Bottle brush-like seedheads are wonderfully ornamental, emerging creamy white and aging to reddish brown.
This is the hardiest of the Pennisetums.

Height

30-42 Inches

Spread

36-48 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

July-August

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea), Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo (Baptisia variicolor), Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Bigroot Geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Winter
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist but well-drained
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