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Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'
Pronunciation: pen-ih-SEE-tum uh-loe-pek-yur-EYE-deez
Common Name: black-flowered fountain grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Fountain-like mid-sized grass; leaves mid-green; inflorescence large long-lasting bottle-brush, purple/black, July; fruit dark brown.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Dense, Upright
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Waterside planting
Additional Info: Google
black-flowered fountain grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Green, Dark-green, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple, Black
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Purple, Black
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
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 )
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBW) GRass Bed West : q.1. declining - too near cv. Goliath
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