Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Pennstripe’ – Swamp Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching variegated white and green leaves and showy, mauve-purple feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements. Note: It is said that this variety does not pose a self seeding risk, but if in doubt, remove the flower heads before they go to seed.

Family : Poaceae
Cultivar Name: Pennstripe
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name : Swamp Foxtail Grass
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Lizards