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Pennisetum alopecuriodes

Pennisetum alopecuriodes


Clump forming, evergreen perennial grass with flat point mid to dark green leaves. In mid summer to late autumn it bears flower spikelets that are green to dark purple.

  • Botanical Name

    Pennisetum alopecuriodes

  • Common Name

    Chinese Fountain Grass

  • Cultivation

    They prefer moderately fertile, light well drained soils in full sun.  Cut back early spring before the new growth appears.

  • Additional information

    Flower spikes can be used fresh and dried in natural flower arrangements. Look well in mixed borders, winter gardens, prairie gardens. 

  • Height and Spread

    0.6-1.5 x 0.6-1.2m

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