Pennisetum alopecuroides '~Species'

Chinese Fountain Grass, Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail Grass

Family: Poaceae Grass


Type Perennial, grass
USDA Hardiness range 5A - 9A
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Brown, red
Bloom time Early Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, ground cover, massing, rock garden, seashore, specimen
Height 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Fast
Persistence Evergreen, semi-evergreen
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive, naturalizing