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Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian's Choice'
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Graceful and Flowing Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass

  • Compact Perennial Grass
  • Fluid Arching Green Stems
  • Pink Tinted Bottlebrush Blooms
  • Attractive Fall Color
  • Full Sun and Partial Shade
  • Great Water Garden Addition
  • A Natural Add On to Any Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant and Cold Hardy

Perennial grasses are a popular choice for garden fillers, but some growers are hesitant to add such plants to their garden. Perennial grasses get a bad wrap for seeming uninteresting at a first glance, but it doesn't take a master gardener to appreciate what they bring to a garden space!

The Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass (pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian') aims to change fountain grasses reputation altogether. This compact fountain grass plant is quite a bit more charming than the average grass cluster, featuring bold bottlebrush blooms and high aesthetic appeal.

Fountain grass is a warm season ornamental grass known for its long, drooping grasses topped with foxtail brushes full of seeds. The Cassian variety of this fountain grass is a specialty pick for both a stunning set of fall colors tied with compact dwarf growth.

The unique blooms of this plant begin to show explosive pink bottlebrush blooms as summer fades. As fall begins in full force the green foliage turns to glorious oranges and reds that will display the beauty of autumn well into winter.

Winter brings out an unexpected aspect of beauty from this grass. The yellow and brown fountains of bristly seed clumps look amazing drooping a foot taller than the fresh snow.

There's no need to install a costly water feature. If you're looking for the upward growing texture with a unique twist, Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass is for you. Order today!

How to Use Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass in the Landscape

The Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass naturally grows very compact, making it a great fit for tight empty spaces between flowering shrubs. Use this technique to make the most of your island garden's limited space, or make for an attractive border.

The arching growth of this fountain grass makes it a perfect fit for container growth. Proper container placement around doorways or paths makes an attractive welcome for any who enter.

Try planting in the middle of the container or centered towards the back to give the shorter, colorful perennials a delightful background!

The hardiness of this plant makes it a perfect fit for your typical rock garden. When accented against the stones and neighboring plants the pink bursts atop the stems of this grass really pop.

Plant a couple of tufts on the sides of your garden bench and create the perfect fall photo opportunity!

This grass is great for mass plantings around borders and edges of beds for a lower-level accent of taller plants or trees. This planting method could benefit your yard in winter too, as the Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass looks great against fresh snow.

#ProPlantTips for Care

If left unattended, the long, arching stems of the Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass can spread just a touch, losing some of its compact potential.

Any pruning attempts should be made in the early spring, before the grass has left dormancy but after the worst of the winter's frost has come and gone.

The best way to prune is to take your favorite pair of sharp pruning shears and cut the grass all the way back to the ground. Don't worry, it'll grow back just as strong as before, year after year!

This perennial grass is fond of water, but there is a limit to what it can handle. Be sure to plant this perennial grass in well drained soil, but so long as there is no standing water this plant should grow healthy and strong.

This grass is deer and rabbit resistant, but is still susceptible to certain insects. Keep an eye out for damage that may be caused by aphids, spittlebugs and other 6-legged pests.

The Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass is a versatile and survivable addition waiting to find a new home in your backyard. Order your own perennial grass from Nursery today!

More Information
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian's Choice'
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Period Summer, Fall
Flower Color Pink, Brown
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Required No
Pollinator Friendly No
Growing Zone Range 5-9
Cassian Dwarf Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
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