Foxtrot Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

  • AKA: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Japonicum'
  • Forms a dense mounding clump of bright green foliage turning a rich golden-yellow in the fall
  • Soft bottlebrush-like pink flower spikes sport white tips later in the season
  • Slender flower stalks can be upright or arching
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 120 cm
  • Flower Size: 15-20 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
120-150 cm

SPREAD:
100-150 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 Foxtrot 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.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Foundation planting