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Pennisetum Lemon Squeeze

Prairie WindsŪ Series Fountain Grass
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Glowing Chartreuse-Green Foliage
Arching chartreuse green blades supply refreshing contrast, graceful texture, and movement. One of the best gold-leafed Fountain Grasses for vigor with no burning in the sun. Copper seed panicles in midsummer make attractive additions to fresh or dried bouquets. Absolutely glows when planted in sweeping masses or shines as a specimen plant. The slender blades will dance with the slightest breeze. Full sun conditions for Pennisetum Lemon Squeeze will provide the brightest gold color. Plant where the sunset or sunrise will catch the seed heads for a dazzling display. Quite drought tolerant once established and deer resistant too!

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Code PELE
Patent Pending
Plant Type Perennials, Grasses
Species alopecuroides
Height Tall 3-3 1/2' (4' in flower)
Spacing Plant 4-4 1/2' apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early 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.