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Pennisetum alopecuroides f. viridescens

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Common Name: Black-flowered Fountain Grass

Plant Family: Poaceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  prairie
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Black
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Rabbit Resistant Plants
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


Vigorous, clump-forming grass with arching green stems which turn yellow-brown in autumn along with purple-black bottle brush flower spikes. Needs a good summer to flower well. For well-drained, neutral-acidic soil in sun. Warm season.


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