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Prairie Winds® 'Desert Plains' Fountain Grass - Pennisetum

Full Sun

Description

FEATURES

This large fountain grass makes a beautiful focal point in the fall garden. Showy bottlebrush-shaped flowers emerge dusky purple and age to tan atop the upright vase-shaped clump of green foliage which takes on red, orange, and gold tones in fall. Improvement over older cultivars in habit, flowering performance, and fall color.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Erosion Control
Resists:
Deer
Grass:

Grass

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type:

Perennial

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

36 – 48 Inches

Spacing:

36 – 48 Inches

Spread:

36 – 48 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Early Fall

Hardiness Zones:

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Water Category:

Average

Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category:

Acidic Soil

Neutral Soil

Uses:

Border Plant

Container

Cut Flower

Dried Flower

Landscape

Mass Planting

Specimen or Focal Point

Uses Notes:

Best in landscapes.

Maintenance Notes:

This ornamental grass grows best in rich, well-drained soil and full sun to light shade. It does not tolerate wet soil. Leave foliage standing through winter if desired, but cut back before new growth appears in spring.

This large fountain grass makes a beautiful focal point in the fall garden. Large, tan, bottlebrush flowers are produced atop the upright vase-shaped clump of green foliage. Red, orange, and yellow fall color.

Additional information

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