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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
pen-nih-SEE-tum ah-low-peh-cue-ROY-dees
Description

Warm season grass; variable species; narrow green leaves turn golden yellow in fall; arching green leaves and flowers; self seeds. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing and is slightly salt tolerant.

Pennisetum alopecroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecroides 'Moudry'

Form: Upright, open mound; fine texture

 

 

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Little Bunny'
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#apvg#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Little Bunny'
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#apvg#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pennisetum
    Species:
    alopecuroides
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Dense, cylindrical inflorescence; color ranges from dark purple to cream white; good in fresh or dry arrangements; shatters before winter
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt