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Pennisetum setaceum

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Wantirna
C3, Specials
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Wantirna
C3, Specials
Size: 14cm
Available: 47
$/Unit (EX GST): $4.83 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $5.31 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pennisetum setaceum Red Fountain Grass, Crimson Fountain Grass, ,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Description:
HIGH WEED POTENTIAL. Densely tufted perennial grass with drooping grass like leaves. Plumes of feathery flowers appear in summer. Best mass planted. Spreads easily via wind, animals and humans. Better to use Pennisetum Nafray - non invasive. Grows to approx 1.5m in height.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Cut back by one third annually in Winter and mulch well. Remove spent flower heads before they set seed and dispose of in the bin.

Plant Care
None

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: TBA
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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