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Pennisetum orientale ‘Tall Tails’
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Giant Fountain Grass

Pennisetum orientale Tall Tails

June–October.

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 ‘Tall Tails’ full sun  new plant

Vigorous and heat-loving, and much larger than the species, this bushy Pakistani cultivar has a 3 to 4 ft. vase-like clump of green foliage, with wonderfully whitish “tails” touched by a muted pink ascending a full foot higher. Giant Fountain Grass makes a compelling ingredient in the mixed border, especially with tall Achilleas and Angelica gigas nearby. .

Size: 5-1/2' high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Pennisetum orientale ‘Tall Tails’ (G-0093)
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