Pennisetum alopecuroïdes ‘Foxtrot’
Foxrot Giant Fountain Grass
- Main interest:
- showy plumes
- full sun to mostly sun
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- tan, pink-tinted, early summer to early fall
- green, narrow
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 3.5 ft (without flower) width: 4.5 ft (with flower)
- specimen, border, mass planting, containers
Foxrot Giant Fountain Grass is an upright clumping and fast growing perennial with narrow green foliage. Known for its beautiful tan, pink-tinged plumes that dance above the plant, in summer and fall. Blades turn a blazing orange-red in the fall. This variety was formerly known as Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Japonicum’.
Synonym(s): Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Japonicum', Cenchrus purpurascens 'Foxrot'