Grass - Fountain
Silver in the Fountain
The Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides, is a showy ornamental, deciduous perennial grass with cascading, narrow 3 1/2 foot leaves, creating a fountain shaped plant.
The silvery-rose flower plumes that resemble foxtails are borne July through September; turns pinkish brown in the fall.
Being drought tolerant, it is a Midwest favorite.
Fountain grass maintains its lovely leaves and flowers through January. Spread a layer of mulch or other organic material 2 to 3 inches deep around the entire plant. Water well, once a week in dry summers.
Fountain Grass should be used as an accent or specimen plant, in the middle of borders, and with other perennials. They can be used in containers too.
If planted in a mass planting, it will provide a colorful display when in full bloom!
They are considered deer resistant once established.
*Silvery Rose Plumes in Summer
*Plumes Turn Pink in Autumn
*Maintains Shape Through Winter
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Mature Form||Upright, rounded|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Silvery Rose|
|Fall Color||Pinkish Brown|