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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Fountain grass, Pennisetum compressum

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Highly decorative ornamental grass

Almost all year round interest in the garden

A low-maintenance plant

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Feathery panicles float above a dense clump of linear, evergreen leaves to form a cloud of ornamental seedheads. An undemanding grass that looks particularly effective in mixed borders. The fluffy seedheads can also be cut to make attractive dried flower displays. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 100cm (39"). Supplied in a 9cm pot.

Height Up to 120cm (48in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

cut flower gardenlow maintenance garden

full sun

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Flowering Months


3 x 9cm potted pennisetum plants (T16575P)
1 x 9cm potted pennisetum plant (16574)

Grow fountain grass in any moist well drained soil. Choose a position in full sun.
Feed and water regularly until full established. In spring, remove dead foliage and lift and divide clumps every third year to maintain their vigour.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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