Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’
Black Fountain Grass, Moudry Fountain Grass
- Main interest:
- showy pruple-brown plumes
- full sun to partial shade
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- purple-brown, late summer to early fall
- sea-green, yellow in the fall
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5: -28.9 ° C (-20 ° F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) width: 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m)
- general garden use, accent, mass planting, containers
Black Fountain Grass, or Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’ is a fine textured grass with upright, arching foliage. Bluish green in colour this foliage turns to yellow in the fall. Dark purple, nearly black, plumes rise above the foliage from mid to late summer and persist until winter. A beautiful landscape accent.
Synonym(s): Cenchrus purpurascens 'Moudry'