Imagine if fairies had foxtails and they all gathered at the annual Swing Dance Festival, it would look like a meadow of Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails'. This beautiful ornamental grass will add a touch of elegance, movement, and whimsy to any garden. With its unique texture and stunning form, this grass is sure to be a standout feature in your landscape.
Fairy Tails Fountain Grass was playfully named because of the fluffy, long, foxtail-like blooms that it produces, but is a pun on and often misspelled as 'Fairy Tales'. These blooms, which appear in spring and summer, are creamy white and have a delicate, feathery texture that sways beautifully in the wind. The soft, upright, blue-green foliage of 'Fairy Tails' creates a gentle undulating effect that adds a touch of serenity to any setting. This warm-season, semi-evergreen clumping grass grows 2-3 ft. tall and the flower spikes rise 2 ft. above the foliage, potentially reaching an overall height of 5 ft., making it a great choice for adding vertical interest to your garden.
Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' is one of the longest-blooming fountain grasses and can be used in a variety of garden styles. It is particularly well-suited to naturalistic or prairie-style plantings, where it can be used in masses to create a billowing effect. This grass also looks stunning and can provide a soft, airy contrast to other, more structured plants in the garden. This fountain grass also looks lovely in a coastal garden. From formal to cottage gardens, or modern to minimalist, 'Fairy Tails' can be used to add a touch of softness and movement.
Fairy Tails Fountain Grass is a beautiful and easy to grow, drought-tolerant, ornamental grass that will add a touch of elegance and movement to any garden. With its unique texture, stunning, long, slender blooms, and low-maintenance nature, this grass is sure to be a favorite of gardeners everywhere.