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|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
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