The genus Pennisetum encompasses a diverse group of ornamental grasses known for their graceful, fountain-like foliage and versatile applications in horticulture and landscaping. The bursting growth habit of these grasses has earned them the common name “fountaingrass.” Pennisetum spans across tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions worldwide. Renowned for its graceful arching habit and feathery inflorescences, fountaingrass has captured the admiration of horticulturists, landscapers, and garden enthusiasts alike.

Botanical Background:

  • The genus Pennisetum belongs to the Poaceae family and encompasses approximately 140 species of perennial grasses native to Africa and Asia.
  • Pennisetum species are characterized by their tufted or clump-forming growth habit and possess