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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' - Cassian Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' - Cassian Fountain Grass

More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of bright green foliage
  • Soft bottlebrush-like flower spikes are white with a slight pink tint
  • Flowers rise above foliage on slender stalks
  • Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow with hints of red and orange in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

Zone:

5

Height:

40-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Silver
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Cassian Fountain Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade this grass will not flourish and may not flower. Foliage should be cut back to about 10 cm in early spring to allow for new growth. Pennisetum can reseed in optimum conditions.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

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