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Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'

Tall Tails Fountain Grass

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Item #: 1916

Zones: 6a to 10b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Pakistan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Pennisetum 'Tall Tails' is a 1998 Plant Delights introduction that originated in a USDA seed bank for forage crops (via Woods Nursery in Pennsylvania, then Hoffman Nursery in NC). Pennisetum 'Tall Tails' has made the transformation into a staple of the ornamental grass lineup. This vigorous, heat-loving, deer-resistant Pennisetum orientale form from Pakistan makes a border-sized, upright, arching clump to 4.5' tall. The 9" long early fall plumes of tan, with a hint of pink, tower another 12" above the foliage...essentially a hardy Pennisetum setaceum...a designer's dream!