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Pennisetum spathiolatum
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Slender Veldt Grass

Pennisetum spathiolatum

<i>Pennisetum spathiolatum</i>

Pennisetum spathiolatum



<i>Pennisetum spathiolatum</i>

<i>Pennisetum spathiolatum</i>

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 spathiolatum full sun

A denizen of South Africa, this drought tolerant evergreen grass has low growing, narrow dark green blades that provide a verdant contrast to its tawny colored tapers. The dense, abundantly produced inflorescences hover on jointed nearly invisible stems, some 2 to 3 ft. tall, while fashioning a delightful see-through veil.

Especially mesmerizing when grouped in a dry creek bed, a meadow or a water wise garden, the Slender Veldt Grass asks only for a well drained abode.

Blooms June – October.

Size: 3' 0"–4-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide. Zone 6/7.

Pennisetum spathiolatum (G-0511)
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