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    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' ('Fairy Tales')(Cenchrus)

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    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' (Cenchrus) (7994782875903)
    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' (Cenchrus) (7994782875903)
    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' (Cenchrus) (7994782875903)
    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' (Cenchrus) (7994782875903)

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    Fairy Tails Fountain Grass

    Fairy Tails Fountain Grass

    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' ('Fairy Tales')(Cenchrus)

    Regular price $59.95
    Regular price $74.75 Sale price $59.95
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    Plant Type
    Grass, Perennial
    Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
    Mature height
    2-5 ft.
    Mature Width
    2-3 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10
    Flowering Season
    Spring, Summer
    Flowering, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
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    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.

    Plant care

    Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' is a relatively low-maintenance, drought-tolerant grass that is easy to care for. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Depending on the amount of shade, the grass and flowers may be less upright and become more floppy in shade.

    Water deeply and regularly the first few months after planting to allow the roots to grow and become established in the soil. Drought tolerant once established but looks best with supplemental water, especially during hot summers. The overall height of ‘Fairy Tails’ is dependent on the amount of water it receives and the climate where it is grown. The height may be smaller under drier conditions.

    Generally considered evergreen, Fairy Tails Fountain Grass is a warm-season ornamental grass that grows in USDA Zones 8-10. The plant may experience dormancy below 30℉.

    Prune annually in late winter or early spring. Cut back foliage 3-5 inches above the ground to make way for new spring growth. In warmer climates where ‘Fairy Tails’ remains evergreen, it does not need to be cut back, but cutting back the old foliage may freshen up its appearance.

    Fertilizer is not necessary but applying a balanced fertilizer like G&B Organics All Purpose Fertilizer (4-4-4) in spring will promote healthy growth.

    Although ‘Fairy Tails’ was originally thought to be sterile, it will reseed, but not as aggressively as other Fountain Grasses.

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