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Prairie Winds® 'Lemon Squeeze' Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3'
Height
3' - 3'
Spread
2' - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    A brilliantly colored ornamental grass that’s perfect for contrast in your sun garden. ‘Lemon Squeeze’ behaves like other Fountain Grass but boasts chartreuse gold leaves. One of the best for vigor that we’ve seen in gold-leafed Pennisetum with absolutely no burning in the sun. Copper panicles appear above the foliage in midsummer and provide additional interest to this three seasons grass.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Erosion Control
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Brown
    Flower Colors: 
    Tan
    Flower Shade: 
    Copper
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse gold
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Best in landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This ornamental grass grows best in rich, well-drained soil and full sun. It does not tolerate wet soil. Leave foliage standing through winter if desired, but cut back before new growth appears in spring.

    Prairie Winds® 'Lemon Squeeze' Pennisetum alopecuroides USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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