Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Black Lea’ – Swamp Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching leaves and showy, black feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements. Frost tolerant, the foliage will burn off if affected by frost, but will resprout again in spring. Needs some irrigation to perform at it’s best.
Note: This species can seed readily so remove the flower heads before they go to seed to prevent it self seeding.

Family : Poaceae
Cultivar Name: Black Lea
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name : Swamp Foxtail Grass
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : Black
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
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