NAFRAY® Pennisetum is a compact drought tolerant native grass
NAFRAY® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300’
Spectacular Feathery Flower Plumes
An environmentally friendly Australian native. Excellent for attracting native birds.
With a low viability of seed, this form is non-invasive to native bushland.
Nafray® Pennisetum has fine leaves, is drought tolerant and a great winter colour. It is well suited to roadside, subdivision and mass planting as it has a lower growing height.
A showy, compact clumping perennial grass with narrow arching leaves and spectacular feathery flower plumes from summer to autumn.
Grows to 3/5 of the size of the common form, being more hardy and having a better winter colour.
Mass planting, accent plant for rockeries and borders. Low maintenance gardens. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements.
Tolerates a wide range of soils and climatic conditions, including poorly drained soils. Frost and drought tolerant.
Mulch well. Trim to 1/3 the size preferably in May to August or when required. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer in late winter.
This Pennisetum produces very little viable seed that will germinate on site or in our nursery. We have to grow it from division, and not seed, which makes this native grass highly desirable.
Nafray® Pennisetum has a beautiful seed head that sits just nicely above the plant. It grows well from Hobart to Darwin.
Successful plantings have been carried out in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
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.