Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides Form: Round, Vase
Common Name:fountain grassTexture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Arching, Open, Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Basal, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Filiform, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Dark-red, Brown, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Silver, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Leaves upright, jointed with other leaves at nodes; inflorescence bottle brush of fluffy spikelets; fruit green grain with long purple hair.