Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass

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Adorable Pink Blooms Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass!

  • Spikey Pinkish Bottlebrush Blooms
  • Rich-Green Fountain of Arching Blades
  • Vigorous Growth & Dwarf Form
  • Warm-Season Perennial Grass
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Deer, Heat, & Humidity Resistant
  • Containers, Erosion Control and Dried Décor!

Adorable Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hush Puppy') features upright spikey-soft bottlebrush blooms in pinkish-tan.

The rich-green arching blades are slender and fine-textured, adding fantastic motion and sound to the landscape with their graceful, flowing presence. The space-saving size and tidy growth mean any sized sun garden can enjoy these darling plants!

Tight clumps of neat growth only reach 3 feet tall, while the blooms persist on the plant to provide four-season interest. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, there is little that fazes these low-maintenance ornamental perennial grasses!

How to Use Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass In The Landscape

Petite and perfect for containers and planters, Hush Puppy™ is also a tidy border plant! Fillers and thrillers for all garden styles! A wonderful seasonal edging plant, the spikey texture looks fantastic in modern plantings or informal gardens alike!

Cottage and Cutting gardens and your Perennial and mixed-shrub borders look lovely with these fountain grasses adding their graceful touch to Zen spaces. Hardy enough for the Rock Garden, these are darling enough for a Childrens garden! Kids can't resist playing with the fluffy plumes! You will love using these plumes in fresh floral arrangements and in dried décor!

Plant tough ornamental grasses along banks, slopes and hard-to-mow areas for easy-care erosion control, or atop your retaining walls for a graceful topper.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Tolerant of full sun and hot dry sites, Hush Puppy™ is also great in part sun areas. Any well-drained soil type works as long as these warm-season Ornamental grasses do not sit in water.

Hardy in a wide range of growing zones and adaptable to a wide range of conditions, these are deer, heat, and humidity resistant and need little care. Pruning in early spring before you see new growth, cleans up the mounds.

Order your own adorable Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grasses for your own garden this year from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides 'TIFT-PA5'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring