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PENNSTRIPE™ Pennisetum

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PAV300’ PBR

  • 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.

Planting Density: 4-10 plants per m², 2-4 plants per linear metre.

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.

PENNSTRIPE™ Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PAV300' PBR

Other Suggested Varieties:
Take a look at the whole Native Grasses range to decide which plant is best for you

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