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Pennisetum setaceum, African Fountain Grass or Tender Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum, African Fountain Grass or Tender Fountain Grass

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

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Pennisetum setaceum is a tender perennial fountain grass that is native to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. It is a rapid-growing, clump-forming grass that produces arching, linear, narrow green leaves to 3' tall and late summer flower spikes that rise above the foliage to 4' tall.

Plant Care Tips:

Sunlight:

Pennisetum setaceum should be planted on a well-drained site that is exposed to full sun. 

Watering:

water only as needed to keep the rootball and surrounding soil damp to moist. Keep in mind that deep soaking less frequently is much better than splashing just a little water on the plants every day.

Pruning:

Cut it back severely in late winter or early spring before it begins its new growth.

Fertilizing:

Pennisetum, like most other ornamental grasses, needs little or no supplemental fertilizer. In spring, mulch around the base of plants with a layer of compost to replenish soil nutrients.

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