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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Géant d'Argoat'

Géant d'Argoat Fountain Grass, Giant Fountain Grass

Main interest:
long dark brown seedheads, tall for a fountain grass
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
July to October
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4.5 ft (1.35 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
specimen, foundation, mass planting, containers

Géant d'Argoat Fountain Grass is a tall and elegant perennial. Growing up to 4 ft in height, it is larger than the well known cultivar Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Japonicum', newly renamed 'Foxrot'. Like 'Foxrot', 'Géant d'Argoat' produces spectacular 6 to 8 inch long bottlebrush seedheads. Flowers are dark brown-red without the usual white tip. The slightest breeze causes elegant seedhead movement. For a stunning display, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Géant d'Argoat' is best used as a specimen or planted in groups. Its long seedheads also make excellent, and very unique looking cut flowers.

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Synonym(s): Cenchrus purpurascens 'Géant d'Argoat'

Also known as: Chinese Fountain Grass, Foxtail Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail Grass, Swamp Foxtail

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