Hush Puppy Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘TIFT-PA5’)

Hush Puppy Fountain Grass

  • Spikey Pinkish Bottlebrush Blooms
  • Rich-Green Fountain of Arching Blades
  • Vigorous Growth & Dwarf Form
  • Warm-Season Perennial Grass
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Deer, Heat, & Humidity Resistant
  • Containers, Erosion Control and Dried Décor!

Adorable Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hush Puppy’) features upright spikey-soft bottlebrush blooms in pinkish-tan.

The rich-green arching blades are slender and fine-textured, adding fantastic motion and sound to the landscape with their graceful, flowing presence. The space-saving size and tidy growth mean any sized sun garden can enjoy these darling plants!

Tight clumps of neat growth only reach 3 feet tall, while the blooms persist on the plant to provide four-season interest. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, there is little that fazes these low-maintenance ornamental perennial grasses!

How to Use Hush Puppy™ Fountain Grass In The Landscape

Petite and perfect for containers and planters, Hush Puppy™ is also a tidy border plant! Fillers and thrillers for all garden styles! A wonderful seasonal edging plant, the spikey texture looks fantastic in modern plantings or informal gardens alike!

Cottage and Cutting gardens and your Perennial and mixed-shrub borders look lovely with these fountain grasses adding their graceful touch to Zen spaces. Hardy enough for the Rock Garden, these are darling enough for a Childrens garden! Kids can’t resist playing with the fluffy plumes! You will love using these plumes in fresh floral arrangements and in dried décor!

Plant tough ornamental grasses along banks, slopes and hard-to-mow areas for easy-care erosion control, or atop your retaining walls for a graceful topper.

Tips For Care

Tolerant of full sun and hot dry sites, Hush Puppy™ is also great in part sun areas. Any well-drained soil type works as long as these warm-season Ornamental grasses do not sit in water.

Hardy in a wide range of growing zones and adaptable to a wide range of conditions, these are deer, heat, and humidity resistant and need little care. Pruning in early spring before you see new growth, cleans up the mounds.

Hush Puppy Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘TIFT-PA5’) Details

Common name Hush Puppy Fountain Grass
Botanical name Pennisetum alopecuroides 'TIFT-PA5'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Pinkish/Silvery/Tan