Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass
|These mostly tufted or clump-forming, ornamental grasses have fuzzy, spike-like flowers that look like narrow bottlebrushes. Drought-resistant, these annuals and perennials prefer dry locations, but grow in most soils. Use stems in flower arrangements. Some types naturalize freely and can become weedy pests. Cut stems before flowers go to seed to control growth. Start most by plant division or seed. In order to prevent crown rot, plant the crown of the plant above ground level.
Out of graceful, arching, 3-foot-long, narrow green leaves rise small, rose-purple spikes in summer.
Attributes - Pennisetum setaceum
Plant Type: Grass
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Cut Flowers.
Pennisetum alopecuroides, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamelin', Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry', Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'