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Purple Lea® Pennisetum is an Australian Native

Purple Lea® Pennisetum

Purple Lea® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA400’ 

  • Australian Native with elegant purple flower heads
  • Friendly to native bushland (low seed viability)
  • Great for attracting native birds

Description: Purple Lea® Pennisetum boasts feathery purple flowers that are showy and contrast with its full sized green foliage. It has a clumping growth habit with beautifully arching leaves. 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.

Size: 80 – 90cm high x 80 – 90cm wide.

Uses: Mass or accent plantings for borders, rockeries and low maintenance gardens.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Purple Lea® Pennisetum suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost 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.

Top Purple Lea® Wholesale Growers

Grower Location Phone Email
Andreasen’s Green Nursery (Pots & VTs) KEMP’S CREEK 02 9826 1911 email
Bluedale Enterprises (VTs) WAUCHOPE 02 6586 0100 email
Botanica Nurseries / Abulk Nurseries
(Pots & VTs)
SILVERDALE 02 4774 2811 email
Burbank Nurseries (Pots) KANGY ANGY 02 4352 1071 email
Diversity Propagation /Kenthurst Nursery (Pots) KENTHURST 02 9654 1410 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Alliance Seeds Pty Ltd (Pots & VT) MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688 email
Prestige Plants (Pots) WHITTLESEA 03 5786 2036 email
Tall Trees Nursery (Pots) BALNARRING 03 5983 0166 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Coromandel Native Nursery (Pots) COROMANDEL 08 8388 2777 email

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GROWER KNOWLEDGE:
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:
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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