Desert Plains Fountain Grass

 

Common Name: Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass

This large fountain grass makes a great focal point in a sunny landscape. It is easy to grow as long as full sun is provided. Many consider it to be the best hardy Pennisetum available today.

'Desert Plains' is a seedling of 'Cassian' discovered by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens in West Michigan. It has an improved habit, flowering performance, and fall color, over 'Cassian' and 'Hameln'.  The finely textured, narrow, green leaves form a beautiful upright vase-shaped clump. Beginning in midsummer, the tips of the foliage begin to turn deep red and the entire clump transitions to shades of orange and gold in fall. Showy 5” bottlebrush plumes held above the foliage emerge smoky purple and age to tan.  

Height:

 

3.0-4.0 Feet

 

Spread:

 

3.0-4.0 Feet

 

Hardiness Zones:

 

5,6,7,8,9

 

Flower Color:

 

Tan shades

Foliage Color:

 

Green shades

Sunlight:

 

Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:

 

Low Water Needs

Average Water Needs

Soil Quality:

 

Average Soil Quality

Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:

 

Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)

Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:

 

Early Fall

Critter Resistant:

 

Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:

 

Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:

 

Medium

Garden Style:

 

Patio Container

Eclectic

Modern

Other Features:

 

Border Plant

Container

Cut Flower

Cut Foliage

Dried Flower

Easy To Grow

Mass Planting

Specimen

Focal Point

 

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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