Pennisetum setaceum – Fountain Grass or Annual Foxtail Grass

 

 

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Dramatic, graceful, and showy, Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum) provides a nice backdrop to summer flowers, and then takes center stage in the late summer and autumn with its own long, soft flower sheaths.

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Height & Spread: 3′-5′ x 2′-4′
Habit: Clumping arches
Leaves: Strapped, long, thin grass blades.
Flowers: White-pink fluffy plumes.

Seeds/Fruits: Seed heads provide winter interest.
Culture: Medium-average moisture, well-drained soil. Full to part sun.
Potential Issues: None serious.
Landscape Uses: Versatile – can be excellent in beds, borders, open areas, and foundations. Plant as a specimen or in groups and masses.
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