I planted fountain grass in the garden this spring. Will it survive the winter?
There are several species of fountain grass. Perennial fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) is a perennial grass. It is hardy in much of Iowa. Annual fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) is a widely grown annual grass. The most popular annual cultivars are those with reddish purple foliage, such as ‘Rubrum.’ Annual fountain grass will not survive the winter in Iowa.