The soft inflorescences take their name from the Latin words penna and seta meaning feather-bristle. This alluring grass is a favorite, distinguished by arching, feathery bottlebrush flowers spilling over a cascading mound of foliage. A warm season grower, Fountain Grass welcomes hot weather and is widely distributed in both tropical and temperate areas.
Adored by birds, floral designers and grass enthusiasts, a plethora of long, thick, dark reddish purple blooms softens ‘Ginger Love’s graceful mounding habit. The substantial bottlebrush-like inflorescences put on a fluffy late summer gala above narrow flowing green blades that signal autumn with warm coppery-bronze hues. This Intrinsic Perennial Gardens’ introduction develops a smaller clump than Pennisetum ‘Red Head’ and can be readily nudged into plantings where space is a premium, lending textural accents to containers, rockeries, mixed borders and water garden peripheries. (pp#26,442)
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Foxtrot’
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Piglet’
- Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Red Head’
- Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’
- Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Buttons’
- Pennisetum orientale
- Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’
- Pennisetum orientale ‘Tall Tails’
- Pennisetum slopeduroides ‘JS Jommenik’
- Pennisetum spathiolatum