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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Perennial Fountain Grass
Grasses
Classification Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
  Common Name: Perennial Fountain Grass
  Family: Poaceae
  Suggested Use: ornamental grasses

cutflowers
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

curved
  Height: 2 - 4 feet
  Spread: 2 - 4 feet
  Bloom Period: summer

fall
  Flower Color: beige
  Flower: attractive bottle-brush spikes
  Foliage Texture: fine
  Foliage: finely textured, mounding ornamental grass with green foliage
  Growth Rate: moderate
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 5 - 9
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

pH adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Liabilities: not dependably hardy in northern areas
  Propagation: division
     
More Additional Notes: nice for cut arrangements, but shatter when dry
Pennisetum alopecuroides

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