Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'
Showy, purplish-black, bristly, bottle brush-like flower spikes.
Common Name: Moudry Fountain Grass, Black Flowering Fountain Grass
Flowing with deep green, fairly wide, glossy foliage, 'Moudry' forms a burnished, tidy-looking basal mound. The showy cylindrical spikes resemble large dense foxtails, as they arise on stiff stalks just above lush deciduous leaves, which color to yellow and orange come autumn. Unparalleled among other ornamental grasses, the phenomenal fuzzy blooms impart dark purple-black shades, and make excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Flower spikes turn brownish as the seeds form and spikes usually persist until late fall or early winter.
- Plant Type: Shade & Flowering treePerennial / Ornamental Grass
- Plant Hardiness Zone: 5a-9b
- Height: 2' - 2'
- width: 2' - 3'
- Soil Needs: Average, Well-Drained
- Water Needs: Regular - Occasional
- Sun Exposure: Sun
- Foliage Color: Green
- Foliage Season: Deciduous
- Flower Season: Summer, Fall