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Pennisetum Alopecuroides

Post by divingbrit » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Pennisetum Alopecuroides

A charming perennial grass that forms a compact, low mound and produces long-lasting, soft, pinkish, brush-like flowers in late summer that resemble squirrel tails. The bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn and then brown throughout winter. It’s a fairly undistinguished plant until the flowers appear, so use it alongside spring bulbs or early-flowering perennials.

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. generous layer of mulch in autumn will help keep the roots warmer in winter. Prune back the previous years growth each spring.

One meter high
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