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Pennisetum alopecuroides Black Lea PBR

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum alopecuroides Black Lea PBR Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Dense, Tufting

Evergreen tufting perennial with arching strappy leaves and black feathery flower heads in Summer and Autumn. Attractive hardy plant that is great for street/verge plantings, containers, erosion control and as a feature in most gardens. Plant in mass for an eye catching display. Grows 60cm tall x 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Black
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High