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Scientific Name: Pennisetum orientale
Pronunciation: pen-ih-SEE-tum or-ee-un-TAY-lee
Common Name: oriental fountain grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Grass tall, 60 cm; leaves 2 mm wide, mid-green, ridged, raised midrib underside; inflorescence fluffy, fuzzy,arching, tan panicle, July; fruit seeds, Aug-Sept.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Dense, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry, Winter dry
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
oriental fountain grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Colour in Fall: Bluish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Silver, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Rust, ( Pest resistant, Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
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