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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' - Black Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' - Black Fountain Grass

More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'

  • Forms a mounding clump of wide, glossy dark green foliage
  • Soft bottlebrush-like blackish-purple flower spikes rise just slightly above the foliage
  • Slender flower stalks can be upright or arching
  • Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Early to late fall
  • Flower Height: 70 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 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:

60-70 cm

Spread:

50-75 cm

Colour:

Near-black
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Black Fountain Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This cultivar freely self-seeds and can become invasive. Cutting off the flower stalks before the seed is produced is recommended. 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 alopecuroides 'Moudry' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Red Head Fountain Grass