Foxtrot Fountain Grass lives up to its namesake, dancing upon the gentlest of breezes to invigorate the garden. Everything about this plant moves, from the flowing foliage to the arching pink plumes. A long-time industry favorite for exceptional dependability, this is among the largest and strongest of fountain grasses. Fast growing and low maintenance. (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
48-72" tall (4-6 feet) x 36-48" wide. Foxtrot Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) has cascading, narrow green foliage that gives Foxtrot its common name. An early bloomer among grasses, Foxtrot Fountain Grass sends four-inch plumes skyward mid-summer through fall. The soft bottlebrush blooms are tinged pink to maroon and glisten in the sun. Collect and dry plumes for dried arrangements. This plant deserves a spot in the garden where its fantastic form can shine. Plant singly as an accent or in groups for a powerful display. A well-behaved perennial grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides Foxtrot does not commonly reseed in the garden. Plant it in full sun in any well-drained soil. Plants perform well in hot locations but require adequate moisture. Allow leaf blades to stand during the winter months to provide seasonal interest and shelter for wildlife. Cut back to six inches above ground level in early spring before new growth emerges.
AM018238 AM017317 (Plant - 3.5" Pot) AM018175 (Tray of 9) AM018176 (Tray of 18)
Foxtrot Fountain Grass
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
Mid summer to mid fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Thin blades of green grass like foliage in summer, slivery plumes with red flecks in fall.
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
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