Fountain grass “Moudry”
Fountain grass “Moudry” (Pennisetum Alopecuroides), known also as the Chinese pennisetum, Chinese fountain grass, dwarf fountain grass, foxtail fountain grass, or swamp foxtail grass, is a species of perennial grass native to Asia and Australia. It is a warm season ornamental grass which typically grows in graceful, spreading clumps from 2 feet to 3 feet tall and as wide. Fountain grass features narrow, medium-to-deep-green leaves in summer that fade to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. This grass has deep purple bottlebrush plumes with black overtones, rising from the foliage in early fall, like water spraying from a fountain (hence the common name). The genus name comes from the Latin penna meaning “feather” and seta meaning “bristle” in reference to the flowers having long, feathery bristles.