Feathertop Fountain Grass
Pennisetum villosum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pennisetum (pen-ih-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: villosum (vil-OH-sum) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aurora, Illinois

Baltimore, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jul 30, 2003, bluegrass wrote:

Self-sows profusely ,spreads by rhizomes in warm climates which can become a problem in native plant areas in southern and western gardens .(zone 9 and 10)

Neutral

On Sep 3, 2001, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

This fountain grass is an annual in colder areas. In the south it can be an aggressive perennial. It looks great in mass plantings, especially on slopes. The flower plumes look like feather dusters. It can be dried successfully.

I have just seen this grass and it is "to die for". Absolutely breathtaking in a large clump.