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Fountain Grass
Scientific Name: Pennisetum setaceum ssp. cupreum (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family: Poaceae
Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ssp. cupreum)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 26, 27, 28
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Africa

Growth Habits: Perennial grass to 4 feet (1.2 m), 2 feet in spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Drought resistant, needs moderate water in hot areas

Propagation: Clump division or stem cuttings (the rubrum variety does not set seed)

The red variety is sold indifferently as 'Rubrum', 'Cupreum' or 'Atrosanguineum'. The green variety is sometimes found, but it can be invasive.

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