Move over Jack, and forget the beans...Pennisetum 'Oceanside' is here. Originally found by Richard Neufeld as a small population in Oceanside, California, this amazing introduction was shared by grass guru John Greenlee. From a deciduous rootstock, this fountain grass on steroids reaches 10' tall by the end of the season, despite dying to the ground in our climate. The bamboo-looking canes are adorned with large, corn-like, green foliage. In late October and until a hard freeze, the massive deer-resistant clumps are topped with non-seeding, cattail-like flower heads. Pennisetum purpureum 'Oceanside' is amazing where it is hardy or further north, dazzling as a tender perennial. Plant this in a container and stand back!