Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Nafray’ Swamp – Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching leaves and showy, mauve-purple feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Tolerates windy conditions and salt laden winds.Plumes suitable for dried arrangements.
Note: This species can seed, though it has been reported that it seeds much less than the exotic pennisetum, so should pose less problem. If in doubt, remove the old flower heads.

Family : Poaceae
Cultivar Name: Nafray
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 : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name : Swamp Foxtail Grass
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : Cream, Pink
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
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