Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Pure Energy'

Also called Pure Energy Fountain Grass

  • Blades much wider than most Fountain grass cultivars
  • Golden-yellow blades look best in full sun
  • Wine-red flowers, fading to brown, rise mid summer
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 80m
  • Foliage Height: 60cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



75-100 cm

50-60 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 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. 

‘Pure Energy’ PPAF – A first when it comes to wide gold foliage in a hardy grass for full sun. John Freil called this the Hakonechloa All Gold for full sun.