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Common Name: Perennial Fountain Grass      Latin Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides      Size: 2 (min) to 4 (max)
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
Maximum Height: 4 feet

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Category: Grass
Family: POACEAE
Genus: Pennisetum
species: alopecuroides
Origin:
Size: 2 (min) to 4 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 2 to 4 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Upright arching
Foliage: Long and narrow, ¼ inch wide and 2 to 3 feet long, with long sheaths. Bright green in summer and golden brown in fall
Flowers: 6 to 8 inches long, feathery, nodding, light reddish-brown mature awns. Resemble little bottle brushes.
Culture: Full sun or very light partial shade and moist, well-drained soil
Uses: Border, specimen, fresh flower arrangements
Propagation: Seeds, or division in spring. Can be invasive due to its reseeding nature, especially in moist soils
Cultivars and Related species:
‘Hameln’ is smaller than the species at 2 feet; shown above.
‘Moudry’ has dark brown seed heads, and flowers later. 2 to 3 feet tall
P. orientale has pink, cottony-looking inflorescence which is very attractive but only hardy to zone 7.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.132906533333300 Longitude: -84.410519616666700] Specimen: 77
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Pennisetum alopecuroides at Ault Park
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
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Pennisetum alopecuroides at Ault Park
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Location: Eden Park, Overlook, Krohn 1501 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 100
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
Location: between parking lot and entrance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
Location: between parking lot and entrance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
Location: between parking lot and entrance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Pennisetum alopecuroides Pennisetum_alopecuroides_plants_ep.JPG
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Location: between parking lot and entrance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.132906533333300 Longitude: -84.410519616666700] Specimen: 1468
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856890133333300 Longitude: -84.226733616666700] Specimen: 1894
Location: My Plant Collection
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 37.171307630000000 Longitude: -93.330474740000000] Specimen: 3920
Location: Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO 65807
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 37.171307630000000 Longitude: -93.330474740000000] Specimen: 5052
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var redhead
Location: Springfield bot

Location: Zurich Old Botanical Garden Talstrasse, 8001 Z?rich, Switzerland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.370632610000000 Longitude: 8.533594050000000] Specimen: 5899
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Location: zurich old bot garden

Location: Oxford England
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.750326120000000 Longitude: -1.248682190000000] Specimen: 7718
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Location: Oxford England

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