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Moudry Black Fountain Grass - Pennisetum
Moudry Black Fountain Grass - Pennisetum

Poaceae Pennisetum Alopecuroides Moudry

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Grows InZone 5B · -15° to -10° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorPurple, Bronze, Maroon
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height2' to 3'
Average Width2' to 3'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Moudry Black Fountain Grass - Pennisetum

Pennisetum Alopecuroides 'Moudry' is a moderate growing ornamental grass and perennial plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5B through 9B. It matures to an average height of 2 feet to 3 feet and an average width of 2 feet to 3 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained or moderately drained. In the summer and fall Moudry Fountain Grass produces purple, bronze and maroon flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Moudry Fountain Grass can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in mass plantings, in containers or planters, as a border or edger, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as an accent, in landscape beds or islands, in small groupings or in medians and also in theme gardens, cottage gardens or perennial gardens.

More About Moudry Black Fountain Grass...

Moudry Pennisetum is an ornamental fountain grass that produces showy, bottlebrush-like, dark purplish-black flower spikes which arch outward from the clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain. The grass is tuft forming and graceful to 2 to 3 feet height with a spread of up to 3 feet. Glossy foliage is flat, narrow and deep green in summer, warming to a golden hue in the fall. A versatile perennial grass that provides an instant kick to shrub borders, group or mass plantings, and also adds texture to rock gardens. 

Moudry Pennisetum is exceptionally easy to grow and maintain and, unlike it's tender cousin, Pennisetum rubrum, is frost hardy. It will grow in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade but is best in full sun. It will tolerate part shade, but may not flower with too much shade. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

USDA Zone: 5b-9b

Size: 2-3'H x 2-3'W

Sun Exposure: Full to Mostly Sun

Soil / Moisture: Medium to wet

Tolerances: Wet Soil, Heat, Insect, Disease, Deer

Attracts: Birds, Visual Attention

Notable Characteristics:

Uses & Styles: Bird Gardens, Borders, Containers, Groupings, Japanese Gardens, Mass Planting, Ornamental Grass Garden, Specimen, Xeriscape Gardens 

 

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