Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
Suitable Substitutions for Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
- AKA: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Japonicum'
- Forms a dense mounding clump of bright green foliage turning a rich golden-yellow in the fall
- Soft bottlebrush-like pink flower spikes sport white tips later in the season
- Slender flower stalks can be upright or arching
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower Height: 150 cm
- Foliage Height: 120 cm
- Flower Size: 15-20 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
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.
Foxtrot 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 'Foxtrot' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesFoundation planting