Pennisetum villosum

Out of Stock

£12.55

Dramatic masses of large furry caterpillar like buff white flowers produced above light green leaves from high summer onwards. Very desirable but possibly the least robust fountain grass. Needs sunny well drained spot. Soil not too wet. Height; 50cm – 70cm.

Also known as Cenchrus villosum.

Useful information: Please read before ordering, Terms & Delivery

Out of stock

Notify me when in stock

We are busy producing the next batch of this plant and we expect it to be in stock by Autumn 2024.

Please enter your email if you would like to be emailed when this plant is back in stock.

Plant Information

Pot Size

2Litre

How many plants will I need?

1 – 3 Plants Per Square Metre

Description

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.

Pennisetum villosum is probably the least robust fountain grass that we can grow outside in the UK climate, however it will come easily from seed saved the previous summer.

You may also like…

  • £7.99

    Lovely form of our native tufted hair grass with dark green mounds of foliage and selected for its relatively compact freely produced flowerheads. Both flowers and leaves dry beige by later summer. Sun or part shade. Happy in average to quite damp soils. Height; 60cm – 80cm.

  • Out of Stock
    £13.99

    A Knoll Gardens selection from Pennisetum macrourum, being rather more compact and earlier to flower than the species with freely produced flowers held just clear of the foliage. Needs sunny well drained position. Soil not too wet. Height; 60cm – 90cm.

    Also known as Cenchrus Short Stuff.

  • £8.55

    Superb compact form of fountain grass making rounded mounds of dark green foliage and topped with many white bottlebrush like flowers from high summer. One of the most reliable for the UK climate. Needs sunny well drained spot. Soil not too wet. Height; 60cm – 90cm.

    Also known as Cenchrus Hameln.

  • £12.55

    Long established selection forming neat mounds of bright green foliage that turns a rich orange yellow in autumn. Attractive initially dusky toned bottlebrush like flowers produced  during summer. Needs sunny well drained spot. Soil not too wet. Height; 60cm Р90cm.

    Also known as Cenchrus Cassians Choice.