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Puppy Love Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
30 - 36"
Spread
30 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Graceful, arching habit. Dark green foliage. Dark red seed heads.

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Loamy soil with good drainage. Grows in poorer soil if moist. Resents having “wet feet”.

    Puppy Love Pennisetum alopecuroides USPPAF
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