Pennisetum setaceum
FOUNTAIN GRASS, AFRICAN FOUNTAIN GRASS
Poaceae

 
Print friendly version of this plant Print   |   View think list View think list
 
Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
1m
Plant habit
 
0.75m

Add to your plants think list Add to think list  
Add to my profile Add to my profile

Flowers: pink & purple-brown

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn
 
Previous plant Next plant

New Search

Tell our Plant Selector what you want & like and we'll search thousands of plant profiles for compatible matches

Plant of the Day

Pink Rice Flower

Plant type: evergreen shrub
H: 1m W: 1.5m
Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Find out more

Member's Tip

Fast plant facts

Annetta,  NSW
For small scale composting use coffee grounds, used tea leaves/bags and eggshells ground up to give calcium, in pot plants. Perfect for people in units.

Palmetto

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is ideally suited as a lawn in many applications.



More products

Get the Plant Selector's full features plus news, forums & competitions. Sign up, it's free.
Click here for more

Pennisetum setaceum
FOUNTAIN GRASS, AFRICAN FOUNTAIN GRASS
Poaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
1m
Plant habit
 
0.75m

FEATURES

Flowers: pink & purple-brown

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, oriental, contemporary, coastal, cottage & bush designs

Uses: informal hedge, informal edging, mass planting, accents, border, soil binding

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






Advert