Pennisetum Etouffee™

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Charming Pink-tinted Foxtail Plumes
Tinted pink 8” foxtail plumes in mid-summer rise just above the slender arching bright green blades. It quickly becomes a beefy specimen. Foliage turns golden tan in fall. Does not self-seed. Pennisetum Etouffee™ is beautiful planted in sweeping masses but also shines as a specimen plant. Perfect for full-sun borders. The seed heads can be used as a lovely addition to fresh and dried flower arrangements. Developed by Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia, it flowers well into fall.

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Patent PP31,062 'TIFT PA17

Plant Type Perennials, Grasses

Species alopecuroides

Height Medium 2˝' (5' in flower)

Spacing Plant 6' apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Pennisetum General Information

Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush seed plumes over tidy cascading foliage. Showy and easy to grow; they are lovely alone, in groups and in containers. The slightest breeze produces movement. Great for drying. Good for hot dry spots. Not prone to reseeding. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Pennisetum Plant Care

They prefer good drainage with full sun or light shade and will even grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-5" of previous year's growth.