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Pennisetum alopecuroides Nafray

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Wantirna
B2, C7
Size: 5cm Tray of 36
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $107.73 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $118.50 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum alopecuroides Nafray Fountain Grass, Swamp Foxtail, PA300,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting

Description:
Pennisetum Nafray is a native grass that has a finer texture, is more drought tolerant, more compact and has better winter colour than the common form. It's showy, feathery flower plumes appear from summer to autumn. Non-invasive unlike the exotic P. setaceum making it much better choice in Australian gardens. Grows approx 60cm tall. Great mass planted in borders, rockeries and roadsides.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Tolerates sandy to heavy clay soils, frost, drought and humidity - useful in all states of Australia. Cut back by one third annually in Winter and mulch well.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Australia

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

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