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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'

#PP19074

More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet' (PP19074)

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of narrow, deep green leaves
  • Soft miniature creamy-tan bottlebrush-like flower spikes
  • Flowers rise above the foliage on upright and sometimes arching stalks
  • Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
  • Flower Height: 50 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 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:

25-50 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Piglet 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 'Piglet' (PP19074) 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

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Foundation planting

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