Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' - Cassian Fountain Grass

Cassian Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of bright green blades
  • Soft bottlebrush-like flower spikes are white with a slight pink tint
  • Flowers rise above foliage on slender stalks
  • Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow with hints of red and orange in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



40-60 cm

30-45 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade this grass will not flourish and may not flower. Foliage should be cut back to about 10 cm in early spring to allow for new growth. Pennisetum can reseed in optimum conditions.

Additional Notes about Cassian Fountain Grass:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.