Oriental Fountain Grass
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
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Pennisetum orientale|
|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|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fruiting Time||Seed Heads Late June into winter|