GRASS – Fountain Grass (Pennisetum Setaceum)

(pen iss SEE tum) (set-TAY-see-um)

A popular Fountain Grass that has pretty arching light green blades with nodding feathery rose-coloured flower spikes or plumes that last from early summer to mid-fall. This graceful and showy grass is versatile so it can be used in beds and borders or it makes a perfect complement in combination containers. Very tolerant of dry conditions. Pennisetum Setaceum is best treated as an annual.


Bloom TimeConstant foliage colour all summer until first hard frost.
Height48-72 inches (122-183cm)
Width24-28 inches (61-71cm)
Companion PlantCompatible with all Tried and True varieties. Looks especially good as a foliage accent.
WateringKeep evenly moist at all times.
FeedingPeriodically with a high nitrogen plant food
PlantingWell-drained soil in full sun