Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
The dwarf fountain grass is a great grass for a specimen or in mass plantings. The leaves are narrow and arch, add to this seed-heads that resemble bottle brushes which are a rose copper bristly head. It truly gives a fountain like appearance.
Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant