Pennisetum setaceum


FAMILY: Pennisetum

USES: Used for its year round plume display. Provides movement in the landscape. A great groundcover, en masse, silhouette, as a specimen, accent, background or foundation plant.

SIZE: Grows 0.6 – 1.2m tall with a clumping spread of 30cm.

LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat to light partial shade. Does well in both the more humid coastal locations with protection from direct salt spray and in the open, hot, dry desert regions.

SOIL: Best in an organically enriched free draining fertile soil with a pH 6.6 – 7.5, neutral. Tolerates alkaline soils better than acid soils.

FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 19:6:12 NPK annually in spring. Over fertilising will promote weak leaves.

WATER: Keep soil moist. Drought tolerant once established, although best appearance is with regular water.

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