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African feather grass

Pennisetum macrourum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pennisetum (pen-ih-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: macrourum

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 29, 2015, 00264167 from herne bay,
United Kingdom wrote:

Flowers from about july to october, flowers stems reach 5 foot, foliage to about 2 foot, copes well with drought, expands quickly after being divided and leaves remain evergreen here (zone 8a, typically low of -5c in winter). The leaves themselves arent an attractive part of the plant like pennisetum fairy tales is and somehow, like most pennisetums, i feel it never really holds the flowers long enough to justify it being a plain grassy clump the rest of the year.

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