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.
Synonym(s): Cenchrus purpurascens 'Géant d'Argoat'
Also known as: Chinese Fountain Grass, Foxtail Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail Grass, Swamp Foxtail