Napiergrass, Elephant Grass
Pennisetum purpureum 'Princess Caroline'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pennisetum (pen-ih-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: purpureum (pur-PUR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Princess Caroline
Additional cultivar information:(PP21464; Royal Collection, aka Tift17)
Hybridized by Hanna/Braman
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Burgundy

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.