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Common Name: Fountain Grass

Species Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides

Family Name: Poaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin United States
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Iris borer; difficult to establish if transplanted in the fall



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 2-foot diameter, 2-foot height
    • Leaves: 1/4 inch wide and 2-3 foot long, culms are slender and grow to 4 feet; bright green in summer turning golden brown in fall



Soil Preference Moist, well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 7
Notes Clump-forming, densely tufted


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