SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'
COMMON NAME: Black Fountain Grass
GARDEN SIZE: 2 ft. x 2 ft.; 3 ft. in bloom
USDA ZONE: 5-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Warm Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to dry, well-drained soil; Can handle a variety of soil conditions
HABIT (FORM): Compact, mounded clump
FOLIAGE: Perennial; Light green blades
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: July to August; Blush pink-colored bottlebrush plumes with a dark purple hue toward the interior
CARE: Leave stalks throughout fall and winter for interest and crown protection. Cut clumps back to approximately 6 inches from the ground in late winter (Late February/Early March) before new growth begins to push up. If you miss the window and new growth begins, cut back to just approve where new growth is apparent.