Common Name: Fountain Grass
Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum
Plant Family: Poaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The cascading leaves on the fountain grass have a fountain-like appearance. Clump-forming grasses grow in mounds or clumps, making them ideal for many areas without becoming invasive.
Named for its especially graceful spray of foliage, fountain grass sends out beautiful, fuzzy flower plumes in various colors such as red or green. This plant provides excellent contrast as a popular focal point in a mixed bed, and also in container gardens.