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Black Flowered Fountain Grass

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Plant Information
Common Name Black Flowered Fountain Grass
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides var. viridescens
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 to 3 ft
Mature Width 2 to 3 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Black-brown
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period August to October
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Yellow
Attributes Black Walnut Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Wet Soils
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds Yes
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Wet,Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water weekly the first year of planting. Once established, supplemental water during periods of drought is usually all that is necessary.
Fertilize Notes Feed with a general purpose fertilizer like 5-10-5 when planting. Established plants shouldn't be fed heavily. Use fertilizer at half-strength in the spring as new growth appears.
Prune Notes Prune to 10-12" height, Fall or Early Spring before new growth shows