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October 17, 2017

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Fountain Grass 'Desert Plains'
Pennisetum alopecuroides ('Warm Season Grasses' Series)
 

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Zone: 5 to 9
Perennial
Vitals
EXPOSURE
Full Sun
BLOOM SEASON
Blooms early autumn to late autumn
SIZE
48"
36"-48"
GREENHOUSE
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Cultivar Notes - 'Desert Plains'
This large fountain grass makes a great focal point in a sunny landscape. Many consider it to be the best hardy pennisetum available today.The finely textured, green leaves form a beautiful cascading, rounded clump.
Genus Notes - Pennisetum
These lovely grasses are favorites, distinguished by arching, feathery bottle-brush flowers spilling over a cascading mound of foliage.
Series Notes - Warm Season Grasses
Warm season grasses grow most actively during the warmer months, then flower in late summer or fall. Most go completely dormant in winter. Warm season grasses include: Andropogon, Calamagrostis brachytricha, Carex, Cortaderia, Erianthus, Hakonechloa, Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum, Schizachyrium, and Sporobolus.

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