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Pennisetum Jambalaya

Fountain Grass

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PEJA

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Blushed silver-pink plumes take center stage as they launch like rockets amidst the slender blades of cascading green. The bottle-brush plumes complement any color palette and are valued for their texture and contrast. Does not self-sow.

Pennisetum Jambalaya is beautiful planted in sweeping masses or 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. Another stellar Fountain Grass developed by Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia.

Details

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 3' (3 1/2' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 4' 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
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Patent: Pending 'TIFT PA19'

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 Oregon.

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.