Pennisetum setaceum

fountain grass

approx 45 seeds £1.49 Buy

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: pink to purplish pink
  • Other features: self-seeds freely; the flowers are useful for fresh or dried flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    This gorgeous ornamental grass looks wonderful planted in large drifts where the pink or purple-pink flower spikes can be seen swaying in the breeze. The flowers make an interesting, textural addition to fresh flower arrangements and can also be dried for a longer-lasting display.

  • Garden care:Under glass, surface-sow onto freely-draining compost and maintain temperatures between 13 to 28°C. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot several up into a small pot filled with well-drained compost and grow on. Harden off gradually before planting out after all risk of frost has passed. They will thrive in a sunny, well-drained position. Protect in winter with a generous layer of mulch, or move potted plants to a sheltered spot. Avoid excessive winter wet.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Flowering: July-October

  • Approximate quantity: 45 seeds.

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