Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Purple Lea’ – Swamp Foxtail Grass

A compact, clumping perennial grass with broad arching leaves and showy, purple feathery flowers through the warmer months. Great for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries and borders. Plumes suitable for dried arrangements. 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: Purple Lea
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name : Swamp Foxtail Grass
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : Purple
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