Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

African feather grass

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

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 villosum 'Cream Falls' produces masses of feathery white, rabbit-tail flower spikes from July to September. It's one of the easiest grasses to grow, and wuickly develops large clumps. Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls' is perfect for growing in a large, mixed border and may even be grown in a container. 

Cut back old foliage in spring as new growth appears in the centres of plants.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Pennisetum

Species: villosum

Cultivar: Cream Falls

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-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: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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