Pennisetum setaceum ‘Eaton Canyon’

Eaton Canyon Dwarf Red Fountain Grass
Plant Type

Grass

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

18-28″ x 18-28″

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Red, Tan

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

6A-8B

Fast-growing, clumping, evergreen to semi-evergreen ornamental grass to 18-28” tall and wide. This attractive dwarf variety forms a clumping mound of narrow, gracefully-arching, red-tinged foliage accented with reddish-tan-colored flower plumes that rise well above the attractive foliage in summer. Ideal for applications where a full-sized fountain grass might be overpowering, this low-growing variety is well-suited as an accent or texture contrast to broadleaf shrubs and perennials, and is a great choice for water settings, rock gardens, mixed borders or containers. Also great for planting in mass for medians or drifts. Prune to 3-4” in early-spring to encourage a strong flush of fresh new spring foliage. Prefers a well-drained soil, and while this variety can survive with light watering once established, a more robust-looking plant is achieved with moderate regular watering.  Thrives in a full sun exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 6A-8B
Sunset Zone: 8-24, H1, H2

 

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