Pennisetum alopecuroides

Common Name: Fountain Grass

Great durable grass for any landscape.  Attractive bottlebrush type flower spikes.  Warm season grass.  Tolerates wet conditions well and drought conditions.

More About Pennisetum alopecuroides

  • Feathery silver to pink-white plumes mid-summer into fall.
  • Graceful, arching foliage.


3-4 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

6 to 9

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Pennisetum alopecuroides Characteristics


  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Border or Bed
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Low Maintenance
  • Long Blooming


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Moist
  • Average Water