Healthy plants arrived in wrapping paper. I planted them in a pot in a sunny location with Serendipity Allium. After just 1 month, they are thriving with several bushy tassels and are not bothered by deer. I love to see them sway in the wind and feel the fuzzy tassels!
Prairie Winds® 'Lemon Squeeze' Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
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 InterestFall InterestErosion ControlResists:DeerGrass:Grass
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 30 InchesSpread:24 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:BrownFlower Colors:TanFlower Shade:CopperFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Chartreuse goldHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Best in landscapesMaintenance 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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Carol Webster, New Jersey, United States, 15 weeks ago