An attractive grass highlighted by fluffy, buff-colored plumes that arch above the lush, green fountain of foliage. In the fall, the foliage turns a lovely golden russet color. Creates a terrific contrast when used among shrubs or as a backdrop in a perennial bed.


Watering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Botanical Pronunciation:pen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez

Plant type:Ornamental Grass


Sunset climate zones:2 - 24

Growth rate:Moderate

Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.

Special features:Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise

Foliage color:Green

Blooms:Late Summer through Fall

Flower color:White

Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage

Dwarf Fountain Grass