Pennisetum setaceum

Tender Fountain Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8-11

Robust showy perennial grass growing 2′-3′ tall. Great for large areas; however can be invasive when used as an ornamental grass. Beautiful seed plumes in shades of white cream and puple adorn the clump summer thru fall. Tender to cold. Doesn’t require much water.

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