Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

Common Name: Giant Fountain Grass, Ornamental Grass

(Formerly known as Pennisetum a. 'Japonicum'.) This grass forms a dense clump of foliage as tall as it is wide. The narrow, green leaves turn a stunning golden color in the fall. In late summer, smoky-rose, bottlebrush-like plumes measuring 6-8 inches or longer are produced. As they age, the plumes develop a white tuft at the end like a fox's tail. Perhaps this is why it was given the name 'Foxtrot'!