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Pennisetum massaicum



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Pennisetum massaicum, P. messiacum, Cenchrus massiacus

Common Name: Fountain Grass

A warm-season ornamental grass with a clumping, fountain-like form. Plump, reddish-black, foxtail-like flower plumes wave atop the foliage in late spring, turning tan throughout summer. Fine-textured foliage is rich green, highlighted with burgundy in cooler temperatures. Good in containers. Tolerates heat and coastal conditions. Best with regular water. Evergreen in mild climates.

USDA Zone: Zones 7 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 4 - 12, 14 -24

Mature Height: 18 - 24 inches

Mature Width: 1 - 2 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular