White fountain grass is a beautiful perennial to add to your Gainesville landscape this summer! This grass loves warm weather, and tolerates all kinds of conditions once established. Hardy and low maintenance, white fountain grass thrives in zones 6-9, making it perfect for Florida landscaping. This plant is reliable and unproblematic, while also beautiful and flowing in appearance. With slender green foliage and delicate white flowers, this beautiful grass has cascading leaves which create a fountain-like appearance. These leaves are narrow and curved, and the foot-long inflorescence of fountain grass sits on a hollow, 3-foot long flower stalk.
When the foliage itself turns white, instead of just the flowers, this means the plant is nearing the end of its season as cold temperatures arrive. However, it can still be enjoyed all summer, with blooms until the fall. This plant grows 4-6 feet tall and spreads up to 4 feet. It grows quickly, thriving in full sun.