Pennisetum First Knight

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Pennisetum First Knight

Common Name: First Knight Fountain Grass



Type: Tropical Color

Size: 48"h x 48"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Gallon

First Knight is the darkest form yet of the new group of Fountain grasses created by Dr. Wayne Hanna of the University of Georgia. As it grows, the newest leaves in the center shoot straight up before arching. For added interest, the leaves have a nice red mid rib, providing a little extra color play. First Knight thrives in our Oklahoma heat and humidity and even gets darker as the summer gets hotter. It doesn’t seem to be bothered by deer and this one may actually survive winter in the southern part of our state.