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Pennisetum alopecuroides /Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides  / Pennisetum alopecuroides
A clump of fountain grass in full bloom
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A clump of fountain grass in full bloom

Summer growth and caterpillar-like, fuzzy flowers

Flowers with a tinge of purple color

A clump of grass in full bloom

A bountiful display of flowers in late summer and fall

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Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name: Fountain Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Grows well in wide variety of soils. Does best in full sun and will not flower if grown in too much shade. Cut old foliage to the ground in late winter. Grown for its foliage and attractive flower spikes and is used as a specimen or in mass plantings. Birds are attracted to the seed of this and many ornamental grasses.