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A picture of a African fountain grass

African fountain grass

Pennisetum setaceum 'Burgundy Giant'

Also known as

Fountain grass

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

African fountain grass Overview

This is an ornamental grass, The foliage forms a soft grey-green clump about 2-3 ft high. In the spring it is covered with long, fluffy plumes which are narrow and cylindrical.

How to propagate African fountain grass

Seed

You can propagate from seed in early spring.

Division

Division in late spring or early summer.

Other uses of African fountain grass

Ornamental, border, container, foliage, wildflower/meadow