Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Purpurascens'

Chinese Fountain Grass, Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail Grass

Family: Poaceae Grass

Type Perennial, grass
USDA Hardiness range 6A - 9B
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Pink
Bloom time Mid Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Container, foundation, ground cover, massing, rock garden, seashore, specimen
Height 18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Spread 10" to 4' / 25cm to 1.20m
Growth rate Moderate
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Neutral, alkaline
Soil type Loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive, naturalizing