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|
|Common Name:||Swamp Foxtail Grass|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
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