Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’

Fairy Tails Fountain Grass

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen, Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-5' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Pink / White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 14-24

A Bit More

A recipient of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’ is notable for its upright, tail-like inflorescences. This fountain grass has fine, bright green foliage that grows in 3’ wide tufts.  Spring through fall 1-2” tall spires rise above the foliage, producing pink-white flowers. This selection is another found in the nursery of John Greenlee and has become a favorite among designers. Cold hardy to 25° F, plant in full sun, and expect some die back during the winter months. Coast and drought tolerant. Cut back foliage in late winter in preparation for spring growth. Beautiful in masses or as accents, use Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’ in traditional, naturalistic and contemporary gardens.

A Bit More

A recipient of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’ is notable for its upright, tail-like inflorescences. This fountain grass has fine, bright green foliage that grows in 3’ wide tufts.  Spring through fall 1-2” tall spires rise above the foliage, producing pink-white flowers. This selection is another found in the nursery of John Greenlee and has become a favorite among designers. Cold hardy to 25° F, plant in full sun, and expect some die back during the winter months. Coast and drought tolerant. Cut back foliage in late winter in preparation for spring growth. Beautiful in masses or as accents, use Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’ in traditional, naturalistic and contemporary gardens.