Pennisetum macrourum


Gradually spreading mounds of green foliage producing many arching stems topped with distinctive cylindrical buff white flowerheads during summer. Needs sunny well drained spot. Soil not too wet. Height 1.5m – 1.8m.

Also known as Cenchrus macrourum.

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Pot Size


How many plants will I need?

1 – 3 Plants Per Square Metre


These ornamental grasses are Deciduous: Cut back stems close to ground level from late February through to the end of March. Cut stems can be left on border as natural mulch or composted.

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