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.
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
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: July to September
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