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PENNISETUM x advena 'Sky Rocket'

Commonly known as African fountain grass, Fountain grass, Purple fountain grass

Flower heads are pink at first forming, pale pink and white eventually. Green and white striped leaves

  • Deciduous - very narrow, rough, rigid leaves 20-65cm (8-26in) long
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 90cm-1.5m (3-5ft)
  • Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
  • Ornamental grasses - clump-forming perennial, often grown as an annual in cooler climates. Erect, slender stems carry feathery erect or inclined flower heads to 30cm (12in) long
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - Africa. Southwestern Asia to Arabian Peninsula. Garden origin
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
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90cm-1.5m (3-5ft)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60-90cm (24-36in)
 

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