Those with smaller garden spaces can now incorporate the pleasing texture and drama of ornamental grasses with this petite sweetheart. Appealing soft taupe upright seed heads rise above tidy mounds of arching foliage. Will not self-sow.
The smallest of the sterile hybrids developed by Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia. Perfect for full-sun borders. The seed heads can be used as a lovely addition to fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Type: - Perennials, Grasses
Height: - Medium 2' (2 1/2' in flower)
Spacing: - Plant 3 1/2' apart
Bloom Time: - Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: - Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: - 5-9 Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: - Normal, Sandy
Flower: - Not Applicable
Accent: - Not Applicable
Patent: - PP30,724 'TIFT H18'
Pot Size: - 3.5" square x 4" deep
Features to Note
For a Slope or Bank
Hot Dry Site Tolerant
OK in Containers
Pennisetum General Information
Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush seed plumes over tidy cascading foliage. Showy and easy to grow; they are lovely alone, in groups and in containers. The slightest breeze produces movement. Great for drying. Good for hot dry spots. Not prone to reseeding. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.
Pennisetum Plant Care
They prefer good drainage with full sun or light shade and will even grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-5" of previous year's growth.