Fountain Grass Oriental Pennisetum Orientale is a warm season ornamental grass that is native to Asia. Fountain Grass Oriental seeds germinate approximately in two weeks, and Pennisetum Orientale is one of the most graceful, cascading ornamental grasses that forms spreading gray-green foliage clumps up to 46 inches tall and 36 inches wide producing extremely showy, fluffy, pinkish-white flower spikes that arch upward and outward resembling a fountain. The flowers appear from early June to August.
Fountain Grass Oriental is a very popular ornamental for mass planting around ponds, stream banks, walkways, and along foundations. Fountain Grass is a great choice for growing in containers, pots, and rock gardens. Pennisetum Orientale seeds have to be just slightly covered for best germination, and Oriental Fountain Grass can bloom the first year when started from seeds if the growing conditions are optimal.
Height: 46 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 5-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil and cover seed lightly with vermiculite
Germination Time: 14-30 Days