Foxtrot Fountain Grass

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AM018238

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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)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
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
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size48-72" tall (4-6 feet) , 36-48" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to mid fall
SKUAM018238

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
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.
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Associated SKUsAM018238
AM017317 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM018175 (Tray of 9)
AM018176 (Tray of 18)
Common Name
Foxtrot Fountain Grass
Botanical Name
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Size
6-8" plumes
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Mid summer to mid fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Thin blades of green grass like foliage in summer, slivery plumes with red flecks in fall.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
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
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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