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  • fountain grass
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails'

fountain grass

RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection in colder areas)

    A new form, which has a more upright habit (both foliage and flowers) than many of the others - and it is also said to be hardier! It's a generous bloomer too, producing its soft pink to near-white flowers, which turn biscuit shades, over a long season from midsummer. These elegant flowers are soft to the touch, so it will make a great addition to the sensory garden, and looks great when planted in large numbers where it will catch the slightest breeze.

  • Garden care: A generous layer of mulch in autumn will help keep the roots warmer in winter. Prune back the previous years growth each spring.