Photo Courtesy of Emerald Coast Growers

Pennisetum x First Knight™ (Napier Grass / Fountain Grass)

This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features graceful deep purple blades that appear almost black and stand mostly upright. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
4-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP25515