Pennisetum 'Flamingo'
Pennisetum 'Flamingo'
Pennisetum 'Flamingo'
Pennisetum 'Flamingo'
Pennisetum 'Flamingo'
Pennisetum 'Flamingo'

Pennisetum 'Flamingo'

"Pink fountain grass"

Pennisetum 'Flamingo'

1 bare root — £2.23

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Plump up your planting scheme with the feathery pink plumes of Pennisetum 'Flamingo'. The downy texture, pastel colour and gentle swishing stems of this ornamental grass introduces a relaxed vibe and hazy softness to the garden in the height of summer. It's drought tolerant and low maintenance too, so relax and let it work its calming magic. If you have a coastal garden or live in an area with sandy soil and mild winters, Pennisetum (or fountain grass) will do well and over the years establish to form generous clumps which pad out their space and create a really impressive effect.  

Pennisetum orientale 'Flamingo' can tolerate winter temperatures down to around -5°C and prefers a free-draining soil. In a suitable location, this perennial grass will grow back every year and all it requires is to be cut back in autumn. As the flowers age later in summer, the adopt a pleasing pale golden hue. This pink fountain grass combines really will with herbaceous perennials like Rudbeckia, Ecinacea, Dierama or Sedum as well as other grasses like Stipa gigantea.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Pennisetum orientale 'Flamingo'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, silver

  • Plant size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Pennisetum 'Flamingo' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Pink fountain grass" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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