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Scientific name: Pennisetum alopecuroides       pen-ih-sée-tum al-oh-pek-yur-oy-déez

Common name: Fountain grass

Design Characteristics

Height  2-3 ft
Spread  2-3 ft
Form  upright
 spikes
Texture  medium to fine
Flower color  tan
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  Spring

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun - part shade
Soil
requirement
 any soil type
Propagation
method
 division
 spring
USDA Hardiness Zone   6-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   -may self-sow
Uses  -mid border
 -background massing
Comments  many cultivars
  'Hameln'
  'Little Bunny'
  'Moudry'