Oriental Fountain Grass

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Glows all summer! 

Grasses are becoming more common in home gardens and business landscapes, but they aren’t used as much as they should be. We’re not sure why. Grasses are so easy to care for. (What’s easier than growing grass?) They are trouble free and add such great texture and motion to the border or bed.

Oriental Fountain Grass (Pennisetum orientale) is one of the easiest grasses to grow and also one of the most beautiful. It is sized just right at 1’-3’ tall to fit into any landscape, including the modern trend to smaller gardens.

It grows in a fountain of gracefully arching deep-green foliage. All summer long it is covered - and we mean covered – in tawny pink, fuzzy, bottle-brush type flower spikes. They dance in the slightest breeze, animating the border. Situate Oriental Fountain Grass where you can see it backlit by the sun, either at sunrise or sunset. It is a sight to behold!

This grass fits easily into a mixed border, a rock garden or around a pond or stream. It works in cottage gardens as well as rustic gardens. One of the most eye-catching displays we’ve ever seen is in a modern garden where a huge bed of Oriental Fountain Grass spilled down a hillside. Trust us, it will fit in whatever style of garden you have.

If you don’t have a big garden, it also works very well in large pots with annuals or perennials around its feet. Try it flanking an entrance or brightening a balcony.

If you’ve ever even thought about using grasses in your landscape, don’t wait any more. Oriental Fountain Grass is a perfect, easy-care choice. Order yours today!

* Full sun
* Easy care
* Heat and drought tolerant once established
* Showy foliage
* Showy flowers
* Sized just right


Oriental Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Pennisetum orientale
Foliage Ornamental grass
Mature Height 24 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Any well drained soil
Moisture Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time Seed Heads Late June into winter