Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides, in bloom by Eyal Nahmias

Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides, in bloom by 


Fountain Grass is an upright-open, mound forming plant. This is an excellent ornamental grass. It should be used as an accent or specimen plant, in the middle of borders, and with other perennials. A mass planting produces a colorful display when in full bloom. Fountain Grass does well as a transitional grass between formal and natural areas. Flowering occurs in July and goes through the fall. Flower color changes from whitish purple to coppery purple and persists well into the winter. Fall foliage is yellow-gold. Fountain grass grows well in any fertile, moist, wet or well-drained soil. It prefers full sun to very light shade. Cultivars to look for include ‘Cassian,’ ‘Hamelin,’ ‘Little Bunny’ dwarf form, ‘Little Honey’ dwarf form, and ‘Moudry’ dark seed heads.

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Nikon D700 70-200 2.8 VR II @200mm 1/400 f6.3 ISO 200

Featured: California Sound January 2012
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Comments

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    Can you let us know where it’s located? No idea where to begin without a country. Thanx!

  • Just added info to the description. thanks..

    – Eyal Nahmias

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    Beautifully capture Eyal.

    Cheers Jude

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Rick Gustafson
    Rick Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Rick Gustafson
    Rick Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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