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Pennisetum setaceum

Pennisetum

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Pennisetum setaceum
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Plant details

Grown for their linear leaves and feathery, spikes, Pennisetum are used in mixed borders, and once cut used commonly in both fresh and dried flower arrangements. They grow best in moist, yet well drained, fertile soil in full sun. Cut back top dead growth by early spring, and protect from frost with a dry mulch in winter. Pennisetum setaceum produces striking, feathery brown and cream panicles of flowers.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Pennisetum

Species: setaceum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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