Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PAV300’
- Contrasting variegated native grass
- Very compact and hardy
- Non-invasive to bushland (so far has not set viable seed)
Description: Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a beautiful contrasting landscape plant with feathery plumes that compliment its fine foliage nicely. It grows to 2/5 the size of its common form. NOTE: Do not get this native Australian Pennisetum alopecuroides confused with the invasive African variety (P. setaceum). The native Australian varieties have a much wider plume than the exotic variety, and are non-invasive making them a safer choice. So far this variety has not produced viable seed.
Size: 45cm high x 45cm wide.
Uses: Mass plantings and specimen planting for borders, rockeries, roadsides, commercial and residential use.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Pennstripe™ Pennisetum suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost, humidity and drought.
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Use slow release fertiliser in late winter. Trim back annually to 1/3 the size in late autumn to winter.
Where it works: NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA, WA & TAS.
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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.