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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
  • White
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Tan/Beige
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Seed
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Year-Round
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Erosion Control
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Buy Fountain Grass online. Probably the most commonly used of the cold-hardy fountain grasses. Narrow, green leaves form a soft arching mound. The seed heads are green in summer turning tan in autumn, resembling large foxtales.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Fountain Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

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  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1462

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(1677 units available now - GR)

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3989

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(674 units available now - GR)

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3722

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(183 units available now - G)

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I am very impressed with the plants I received.

Beavercreek, OH
November 2016

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