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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PAV300' PBR

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Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a beautiful contrasting, variegated native grass with feathery plumes that compliment its fine foliage nicely.
    It grows to 2/5 the size of its common form.

    NOTE: Do not get this native Australian Pennisetum alopecuroides confused with the invasive African variety (P. setaceum).

    The native Australian varieties have a much wider plume than the exotic variety, and are non-invasive making them a safer choice.
  • Contrasting variegated native grass
  • Very compact and hardy
  • Non-invasive to bushland (so far has not set viable seed)
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 0.3 to 0.5m
    • Spread: 0.3 to 0.5m
    • Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
    • Plant Use(s): Borders, Mass Planting, Feature Plant
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Tropical
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool
    • Flower Colour: Yellow

    Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9SaDxDxn20

    How it works

    NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA, WA & TAS.

    Full sun to part shade. Pennstripe™ Pennisetum suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost, humidity and drought.

    Care Instructions

    Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Use slow release fertiliser in late winter. Trim back annually to 1/3 the size in late autumn to winter.

    How to use

    Mass plantings and specimen planting for borders, rockeries, roadsides, commercial and residential use.

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