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Photo unavailable PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Dwarf Fountain Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer & drought tolerant. Good meadow, rock garden, ground cover, border & cut flower plant. Blooms earlier & is more compact than the species. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: dark green w/ nice fall color. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: creamy white. Clumping habit. Ht: 2-3'. W: 1-2'. Use in sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Fountain Grass, Foxtail Grass

Grass: Early bloomer with burgundy, smokey purple bottlebrush plumes emerging in mid summer. Deep green foliage forms a round, arching habit that fades to a gold in the fall. Exposure: full sun. Prefers dry soil, but can tolerate moist, well draining soil. Water: moderate. Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Great next to ponds or streams, in prairie & meadow plantings, or in beds and borders. Height: 3-4’. Width: 2-3’. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM messiacum, Red Bunny Tail Grass PENNISETUM messiacum
Red Bunny Tail Grass

Deer resistant. The stocky, purple flowers are as soft as a bunny’s tail. The leaves form a small tuft to 12" with the flowers extending to 28". The blooms move & sway beautifully in the breeze. It is an excellent grass for large pots and as a border plant. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Can be treated as an annual, but has shown hardiness to USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM orientale
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" silvery pink plumes. Size: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose', Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass) PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders and pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: deep green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" dusty rose plumes. 3-4' x 1.5-2' w/ plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5 or <. PP12909.

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose', Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass) PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders and pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: deep green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" dusty rose plumes. 3-4' x 1.5-2' w/ plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5 or <. PP12909.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM setaceum 'Rubrum'
Purple Leaved Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass)

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Clump forming, good ground cover, border, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Doesn't set seed. Nice purple foliage. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

PENNISETUM spathiolatum, Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass PENNISETUM spathiolatum
Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice clumping, arching habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Bloom time: summer-fall with 3-4" tawny pink plumes. Habit: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 2-3' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

PENNISETUM spathiolatum, Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass PENNISETUM spathiolatum
Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice clumping, arching habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Bloom time: summer-fall with 3-4" tawny pink plumes. Habit: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 2-3' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Alison Blackman'

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: variegated cream and green/brown leaves with red edges. Height around 4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Amazing Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: dark reddish-brown with dark margins. Height: around 38". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Amazing Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: dark reddish-brown with dark margins. Height: around 38". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Amazing Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: dark reddish-brown with dark margins. Height: around 38". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Amazing Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: dark reddish-brown with dark margins. Height: around 38". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to N. Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drough, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: arching, soft yellow stripes with lime green margins, seasonally flushed with apricot. Height: to 3-4'. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Best Red', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Best Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: warm reddish-pink with olive stripes. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Best Red', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Best Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: warm reddish-pink with olive stripes. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Best Red', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Best Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: warm reddish-pink with olive stripes. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Black Rage'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: weeping, bluish-black with silver blue undersides. Very striking! Height: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. P. tenax 'Black Rage')

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Dark Delight' (syn. 'Double Delight')
New Zealand Flax

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Somewhat slow growing. Foliage: drooping, velvety purple-black. Height: to 3-3.5 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Dazzler'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. A stable cultivar & very red! Foliage: slightly arching, red and brown with rose red central stripe. Height: 3'. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. 'Red Stripe')

PHORMIUM 'Duet', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Duet'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: upright, bright green with lemon-yellow margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Duet', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Duet'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: upright, bright green with lemon-yellow margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Duet', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Duet'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: upright, bright green with lemon-yellow margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Duet', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Duet'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: upright, bright green with lemon-yellow margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

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