Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

Feathertop grass

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'
  • Common name: Feathertop grass
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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