Green Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum)


Green Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum

Green Fountain Grass is a tough and vigorous showy ornamental grass that forms a dense clump of medium green foliage with long plumes of coppery pink or purplish flowers. Thanks to their sturdy stems and full, fluffy blooms, many people choose to cut the flowering stems for adding interest to fresh flower arrangements. From tropical Africa, southwestern Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula, we often plant Pennisetum setaceum for adding height and structure to a container plantings, where their dramatic foliage colors blend in perfectly!

This graceful perennial grass likes to grow in an area where there’s full sun or partial shade exposures. We love to plant them as an accent around rock gardens or border areas, where they will have low to moderate watering needs once established. The attractive foliage and flower spikes makes Green Fountain Grass an excellent choice for adding texture, color and contrast to borders, foundations and open areas!

Green Fountain Grass is one of the most popular ornamental grasses and is often used to bring all the other plants in the garden together. If you’re ready to revamp your landscape, Palm Paradise can help! We offer free on-site professional landscape design consultation services and have the perfect plants and trees you need to transform any bland landscape into one that adds instant curb appeal! We are unique growers that grow our own trees and plants grown only from our own private stock of premium quality specimens, so we can assure their quality, and we can do all the work for you!

  • Also known as Fountain Grass, Crimson Fountain Grass
  • Attractive , perennial bunch grass
  • Common ornamental grasses for horticulture and landscape use
  • Can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions
  • Clumping appearance reminiscent of water spraying from a fountain, hence the common name
  • Flowers often cut for use in fresh flower arrangements
  • Attracts birds
  • Waterwise
  • Easy Care


Graceful perennial grass that reaches 3-4’ high

Rose tinted, narrow plumes stand above light green foliage