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Other common names
Pennisetum longistylum misapplied
Pennisetum can be annual or perennial, evergreen or deciduous grasses, clump-forming or spreading in habit, with linear leaves and narrow flowering panicles with conspicuous bristles
P. villosum is a tufted perennial grass, often grown as an annual, with narrowly linear leaves and cylindrical, feathery, whitish-green panicles becoming purple with age
NE Tropical Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil with good winter drainage. May need winter protection in colder areas
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a warm glasshouse in spring or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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