Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Pennstripe’ Swamp Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching variegated white and green leaves and showy, mauve-purple feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements. Note: It is said that this variety does not pose a self seeding risk, but if in doubt, remove the flower heads before they go to seed.

Scientific Name:Pennisetum alopecuroides
Family:Poaceae
Common Name:Swamp Foxtail Grass
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Lizards

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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