- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Every garden has a spot that could use a nice bright shot of color, especially late in the summer when other plants are starting to fade. Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass has an ever changing color palette that always looks fresh and perky. Changing from pale yellow to electric lemon and orange shades at the first frosts in fall. This herbaceous perennial will hold its foliage very late in the winter making it semi-evergreen. Adding Lumen Gold™ to containers will provide year-round interest for a patio or deck.
Fountain Grass is very low maintenance and can be used as an edging plant along a sidewalk or driveway, planted in large groups on a slope for erosion control or serve as the anchor plant in a mixed seasonal container. Deer and rabbit resistant. Ornamental grasses are rarely bothered by pests or diseases. Lumen Gold has airy flower plumes that stand above the foliage and make wonderful additions to a fresh or dried flower arrangement. The acidic yellow of Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass contrasts lovely with the purple - maroon foliage color of Heuchera, Sweet Potato vine or Purple Fountain Grass.
Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass Care
Fountain Grass will grow in just about any spot. Full sun to part shade. Slightly clay to sandy soil. Fertile to poor soil. The most important requirement is well drained soil that holds moisture. A deep, regular watering in the first year helps to encourage deep rooting and establish drought resistance when Lumen Gold™ is mature.
Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass benefits from an annual hard cutback. This is done in the early spring when new growth emerges. Light feeding with a well balanced, slow release fertilizer can also be applied in the early spring. Fertilizing is more important if Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass is planted in a container. Dividing is recommended every 3-4 years to reinvigorate growth.
Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass Spacing
The compact size of Lumen Gold™ makes it easy to plant in any nook or cranny where you need a bright spot of color. The mature height is 12-24 inches and the spread is 24-36 inches. Spacing plants at 30 inches on center is recommended.
Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Brown|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|Uses: Borders, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Lumen Gold™ Fountain Grass|
|Scientific Name: PENNISETUM ALOPECUROIDES `LUMEN GOLD`|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.