Growing Pennisetum (Fountain Grass)

Latin Name Pronunciation: pen-nih-see'tum  

Pennisetum setaceum "Rubrum" is at its best in full sun (it tolerates partial shade in the South) and average garden soil. It is hardy to Zone 9 (20°) and is difficult to overwinter in colder climates, so plants are best treated as annuals and replaced in spring. Plants may self-sow in mild-winter climates.

 

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