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PENNISETUM alopecuroides

Commonly known as Chinese fountain grass

Clump-forming grass with dark green foliage which turns golden yellow in autumn
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - narrow, strap-like, flat leaves to 60cm (24in) long, rough to the touch.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
  • Spread - 45-60cm (18-24in)
  • Ornamental grasses - clump-forming, upright, perennial. Produces flowerheads to 20cm (8in) long, with spikelets with purplish anthers and long bristles.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia to western Australia
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45-60cm (18-24in)
 

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