Black Fountain Grass Details

Black Fountain Grass

  • Botanical Name: Pennisetum a. 'Moudry'
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Border - Mixed, Deer Resistant, Focal Point/Specimen Plant
  • Ornamental Value: Purple
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 2'


Short fall standout with intensely purple heads. In early winter, provides cinnamon color. Works well in moist areas such as the edge of a water garden, pond, or stream. Invasive from seeds; keep it mulched.

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