Wich light conditions are optimal for African breeze Pennisetum?
Fountain grass plant tolerates some light shade but it enjoys full sunlight. This plant has specifically beautiful and stunning leaves.
How to care for African breeze Pennisetum plant?
African breeze plant is well grown in medium moisture as well as in well-drained soil. Sandy and loamy soils are perfect for this plant. The best time to trim the purple grass is during the early spring or late winter. Fountain grass is hardy and grows well even in poor soil but fertilizing will increase its growth. The grass requires additional nutrients when flowering.
How much water is required for the African breeze Pennisetum plant?
African breeze plant needs water at least twice a week. In areas that receive rain it does not need any additional watering.
|Family||It belongs to the “Poaceae” family.|
What are the most common names for African breeze Pennisetum?
It has many common names such as Purple Fountain Grass and crimson fountain grass. The scientific name of African breeze Pennisetum is “Cenchrus setaceus”.
|Evergreen||yes it is an evergreen plant.|
|Attracts||In particular, it attracts, some Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators, Songbirds|
|Plant type||Ornamental Grasses|
|Flower color||Pennisetum glaucum “Purple Baron” produces spiky, dark purple|
|Flower bloom||flower spikes from July to September.|
|Leaf Fall Color||Gold/Yellow|
|Length||> 6 inches|
|Leaf Description||Generally, Leaves are rigid, linear, sheathing, scabrous, often burgundy to reddish-purple, and up to 1′ long.|
|Flower||Showy, good cut|
|Flower Size||> 6 inches|
At what time of year can you plant fountain grass?
You can plant the purple fountain grass at any time, but the spring season is the best time to grow this plant.
Read more about the Poaceae plant family
If you like to read about this plant, you may also like these other plants in the Poaceae plant family:
- Hierochloe odorata: sweet grass
- Fargesia rufa: the Chinese fountain bamboo
- African breeze Pennisetum
- Hordeum vulgare- gerst green natural
- Avena-Haver bleached white
|Water||It has much need of water thus water it regularly.|
|Soil pH||acid, neutral, and basic (alkaline)|
|Level of Soil drainage||well-drained|
|Preferred Soil moisture||moist|
|Suitable Soil texture||heavy, light, medium|
|Required Soil type||sandy as well as loamy|
|Origin||Pennisetum species are native to Africa and Asia as well as other tropical, subtropical, and temperate environments worldwide.|
African breeze Pennisetum growth
Fountain grass plant is 90cm heigh and has a 100cm spread.
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