Blades and Plumes Garden: Fountain Grasses

10/03/09-Host Kim Toscano looks at fountain grasses for the studio's blades and plumes garden.

February HVNP Flight Operations Schedule - Big Island Now

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans February:

  • Friday, Feb. 16, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for invasive fountain grass surveys and control from Kīlauea southwest boundary toKeauhou, below 2,500-ft. elevation
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., from the summit area of Kīlauea to the coastal Ka‘aha campsite to haul...

Directory

  1. Fountain grass (Pennisetum) is a mound-forming ornamental grass and a garden favorite, as the care of fountain grass is easy. The cascading leaves on this plant have a fountain-like appearance. Clump-forming grasses grow in mounds or clumps, making them ideal for many areas without becoming invasive ...
  2. Pennisetum / ˌ p ɛ n ɪ ˈ s iː t əm / is a widespread genus of plants in the grass family, native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. They are known commonly as fountaingrasses (fountain grasses)
  3. Purple fountain grass—named for the arcing spikes of purplish flowers that gracefully spray out of its mass of long, slender, burgundy-colored leaves—is not a very cold-hardy plant, but it is well worth growing in the north—even if you can enjoy it for only two seasons out of the year.
  4. Like so many grasses, fountaingrass is spectacular when backlit by the rising or setting sun. Named for its especially graceful spray of foliage, fountaingrass also sends out beautiful, fuzzy flower plumes in late summer.
  5. Pennisetum setaceum, commonly known as crimson fountaingrass, is a C 4 perennial bunch grass that is native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and SW Asia.It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental plant, and has become an invasive species in some of them. It is drought-tolerant, grows fast, reaches 3 feet in height, and has many ...
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On a warm August day
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Seattle Center - International Fountain, Space Needle, and Seattle Center Armory
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