Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Cassian Fountain Grass




Family: Poaceae

Genus: Pennisetum

Parent: Pennisetum alopecuroides

Category: Grass

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 2 to 3" tall, 24 to 30" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Blooms creamy to dusky brown from August. Gold autumn color.


Named for Cassian Schmidt (German horticulturalist) and introduced by Kurt Bluemel.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in September 2010 and planted it by the Evergreen Butterlybush. It did very little until spring 2011 when it created an 18" mound of leaves. Bloomed in summer. In spring 2013 I moved it to the Ornamental Grasses Border.

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