Pennisetum alopecuroides Etouffee™

Fountain Grass

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Fall 2022

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Plant Code: PEET

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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.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Patent: PP31,062 'TIFT PA17
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest

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.