Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum'
By Admin on 01-10-2019
Purple Fountain Grass, (Pennisetum advena ‘Rubrum’), is a tall-growing ornamental grass from South Africa which grows 1 to 1.5 metres tall X 1-1.5m wide. Its foliage, which remains a striking burgundy red to bronze colour for most of the year in mild climates, seems relevant for discussion in Autumn.
Purple Fountain Grass also features large, attractive cream feathery flowers held above the foliage during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Notably, flowers are completely sterile so it will not...
PENNISETUM - Friend and Foe
By Admin on 01-09-2019
Pennisetum are warm-season grasses that are native to many parts of the world, including Australia. Pennisetum range in form from grasses suitable for lawns ie Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) to medium/large tussocks that have been used as garden plants. The Australian species is Pennisetum alopecuroides and it is a tussock form and makes an ideal garden plant. Gardeners Planthub sells a number of popular cultivars of Pennisetum alopecuroides. We also sell one species from Africa. Let’s...