Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
Foxtrot Fountain Grass
Item #: 6870
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 60" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This splendid Kurt Bluemel selection of fountain grass (introduced under the invalid name of Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Japonicum') has long been one of our favorites, and we were thrilled when it finally got a "proper" name. Pennisetum 'Foxtrot' makes a large, upright, 5' tall x 4' wide clump, topped in midsummer with 5' tall plumes that emerge blush pink and age to tan. Pennisetum 'Foxtrot' has proven to be an outstanding, long-lived and reliable performer with much more vigor than typical Pennisetum alopecuroides. After a decade in our garden, we have never found any stray seedlings. If you've suffered silently from pennisetum envy by having the smallest one in the neighborhood...suffer no longer. Help in the form of Pennisetum 'Foxtrot' is here!
Flower Color: Brown/Tan
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Green Roofs
Other: Edimentals , Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants