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Pennisetum villosum

Feather-top

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.56m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, green, purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Pennisetum villosum (Feather-top). This species produces light green foliage and in the summer is topped by charming, white 'flowers'. This grass is a fast grower and will spread to the point of becoming invasive.

Characteristics

Perennial, Grass

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Dried arrangements, cutting bed, erosion control, wildflower/meadow, border.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy and will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in early spring or by division in late spring or early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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