GRASS: WHITE FOUNTAIN
LATIN NAME: PENNISETUM SETACEUM
This fast-growing perennial grass has fox-tail like flowers beginning in summer lasting through fall. Its clumping growth habit creates beautiful glossy green blades with ivory, white flowers. It grows up to 2-3 feet tall(3 feet wide). Ideally used as mass planting, specimen, and accent plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Drought tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
This low-maintenance, perennial needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required.