Pennisetum Dark Desire
Pennisetum Dark Desire
Chinese Fountain Grass

Pennisetum Dark Desire

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Pennisetum alopecuroides Dark Desire is a clump forming ornamental grass that produces extremely attractive flower spikes in mid- to late summer, which mature into long, wispy seed heads. The heads, hence the name, change from pink-tinted green to purple and finally a beguiling black.


Highly effective, all ornamental grasses offer graceful movement in a border and the texture softens hard edges in a courtyard or on the edge of a path. P. Dark Desire can also be successfully planted as a specimen in a container positioned in full sun. This useful perennial grass also has the advantage of not appealing to deer!

  • Flowers: July - September
  • Half hardy
  • All moist, well drained soil types
  • South or West aspect
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • Cut back old stems to the ground between February and the end of March, before new growth resumes. These cuttings can be left on the ground as natural mulch or composted.
  • Although it is frost hardy, protect from harsh frost in cold areas.