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Pennisetum species/cultivars

Pennisetum species/cultivars
fountain grass

Common name fountain grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial
Light sun

Popular ornamental grasses. Our current garden has a few red ones that arrived without a particular name. After we installed our waterfall pond, we planted six of them behind the stream in the back; within a couple of months, they had grown into a grand line of burgundy, waving in the wind. These persisted through early winter, but were done in by a hard January freeze; they refused to return even from the roots. We replaced one of them with a different pennisetum variety ('Princess Caroline'), one with even darker leaves with white-fuzzy hairs.

Pennisetum species/cultivars
Pennisetum 'Princess Caroline'

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside

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