Pennisetum orientale



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Pennisetum orientale, Cenchrus orientalis

Common Name: Chinese Fountain Grass

A warm-season ornamental grass with a compact, densely clumped form. Fuzzy, pink flower plumes are long, feathery and bottlebrush-like. Blooms start in early summer, slowly maturing to a tan color well into fall. Fine-textured foliage is light grayish-green, turning a dormant straw-brown in winter. Tolerates summer-dry conditions as well as coastal climates. Spreads slowly via rhizomes. Drought tolerant once established.

USDA Zone: Zones 6 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 3 - 10, 14 - 24

Mature Height: 1 - 2 feet

Mature Width: 3 - 5 feet

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

Water Needs: Low, Moderate

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