Pennisetum plants are more commonly known as fountain grasses but other common names include (Elephant Grass, Foxtail, Napier, Feathertop, Pearl Millet).
These exotic looking grasses are named for its especially graceful spray of foliage fountain-like appearance which is spectacular when backlit by the rising or setting sun.
In late summer they send out beautiful, fuzzy flower plumes and will reward you in autumn with fabulous foliage displays. They are very versatile for virtually all garden styles and situations providing you with a wide range of colours and textures. Fountain grasses are extremely adaptable and does well in nearly any type of soil. It does self-seeds freely and are drought tolerant once established.