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Pennisetum orientale
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Orient Fountain Grass

Pennisetum orientale

June–October.

Pennisetum orientale

Pennisetum

Fountain Grass

The soft inflorescences take their name from the Latin words penna and seta meaning feather-bristle. This lovely grass is a favorite, distinguished by arching, feathery bottlebrush flowers spilling over a cascading mound of foliage.

A warm season grower, Fountain Grass welcomes hot weather and is widely distributed in both tropical and temperate areas.

Pennisetum orientale full sun

A dense, rounded clump of narrow arching leaves explodes into long blooming, fuzzy, copper-pink flower spikes, exquisite in large drifts or contrasted with broad-leafed perennials, like Helenium ‘Zimbelstern’. Backlight this grass and enjoy a fountain of color and youth.

Size: 12"–2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Pennisetum orientale (G-0023)
Each $8.75
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