Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Black Lea’ Swamp Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching leaves and showy, black feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements. Frost tolerant, the foliage will burn off if affected by frost, but will resprout again in spring. Needs some irrigation to perform at it’s best.
Note: This species can seed readily so remove the flower heads before they go to seed to prevent it self seeding.

Scientific Name:Pennisetum alopecuroides
Family:Poaceae
Common Name:Swamp Foxtail Grass
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.6 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Black
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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