White Fountain Grass

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Spectacular plumes and stunning foliage are striking in the fall landscape. Beautiful white flowers appear in late summer and are excellent for arrangements. Breathtaking when planted in large groups, as a screen, or as a stand-alone highlight in the garden.

Companion Plants

Gayfeather

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Gayfeather

Large, impressive flower spikes are outstanding cut or dried flowers and a magnet for butterflies. Attractive planted with rudbeckia, echinacea or phlox. Blossoms open from top of spike; simply remove spike tips to trim away faded flowers.

Black-Eyed Susan

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Black-Eyed Susan

Vibrant daisy flowers are classic summer beauties that attract butterflies and make beautiful cut flower arrangements. Native to North America, they are well-suited for the meadow or wildflower garden, and for naturalizing. Combines well with aster, butterfly bush and echinacea. Heat tolerant.

Tickseed

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Tickseed

Shining stars of the perennial garden, these abundantly blooming compact plants produce small daisylike flowers that may attract butterflies and songbirds to the garden. Combine with purple cranesbill, red bee balm and blue bachelor button for a fabulous blend of color and texture. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom.

Details

Common name

White Fountain Grass

Botanical name

Pennisetum caudatum

Zone

USDA 7 - 9

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Bloom color

Green

Bloom time

summer-fall

Light

sun

Height

36-48" (91-122 cm)

Habit

clumping

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

in spring

Maintenance

divide every 3 to 5 years