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
|Andreasen’s Green Nursery (Pots & VTs)||KEMP’S CREEK||02 9826 1911|
|Bluedale Enterprises (VTs)||WAUCHOPE||02 6586 0100|
|Botanica Nurseries / Abulk Nurseries
(Pots & VTs)
|SILVERDALE||02 4774 2811|
|Burbank Nurseries (Pots)||KANGY ANGY||02 4352 1071|
|Diversity Propagation /Kenthurst Nursery (Pots)||KENTHURST||02 9654 1410|
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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.