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’|
|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|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. P. alopecuroides native to Japan and Southeast Asia|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate|