Pennisetum setaceum 'Skyrocket'

Grass Pennisetum

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

  • Green leaves with white margins
  • Arching white plumes
Award Winning
Award Winning
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage

Interesting Notes about Grass Pennisetum:


Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Pennisetum prefers soil with good drainage and full sun. Can tolerate dry or sandy soil as long as it has some moisture available.

Height: 24-30 in
Spread: 16-20 in
Spacing: 16-20 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~6 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Green, Pink, White
Zone: 9-11

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Container
  • Award Winning
  • No Deadheading
  • Garden
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Great Foliage
  • No Fertilizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water