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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Purpureum' /Feathertop Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Purpureum'  / Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Purpureum'
Striking foliage and autumn flowers
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Striking foliage and autumn flowers

A mass planting in late autumn on the Mississippi State University campus

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Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Purpureum'
Common Name: Feathertop Fountain Grass
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Is a vigorous grower and has wine colored foliage which is in high contrast to the whitish inflorescences looking like a bottlebrush are produced in summer and fall. Use as a specimen, accent, in group plantings and in containers. This ornamental grass should be cut to ground level before new growth begins in spring. Birds eat the seeds it produces.