fountain grass ‘Cassian’

This flowing fountain grass is a versatile and beautiful plant for sunny, dry landscapes.

Pennisetum alopecuroides (fountain grass ‘Cassian’) is a nice compact clump grass with fluffy seed heads that persist well into winter, giving the garden a wonderful structure even when covered in snow.

Fountain grass ‘Cassian’ is a warm-season clump grass that grows to 2-3 feet tall and wide, even with blooms. The rounded mound of foliage truly does resemble a fountain, especially with its brushy flowers in summer that float in the air. The foliage turns bright yellow and red in fall, and then fades to a light beige.

Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’
Common Name fountain grass ‘Cassian’
Family Poaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 2-2.5ft x 2-2.5ft (60-75cm x 60-75cm)
Flower Color White, Green, Pink
Attracts Wildlife  
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. P. alopecuroides native to Japan and Southeast Asia
Location in Lurie Garden Northwest Light Plate

Average Flowering Time