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Fountain Grass

Botanical Name
Pennisetum setaceum
Hardiness
Zones 8 to 10, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
2 to 4 feet
Width
2 to 4 feet
Flowers
Summer to frost: pink to purple
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Because it self sows so readily, Pennisetum setaceum can become invasive in warmer climates
  • Site and use carefully when using in Zones 8-10
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Rubrum - burgundy foliage
  • Burgundy Giant - foliage up to 1' wide, 6' tall
  • Fireworks - variegated foliage

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