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Pennisetum ruppellii- Plant

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Fountain Grass, mission grass
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Description for Pennisetum ruppellii

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-10 where it is easily grown as a perennial in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Fountain Grass, mission grass red July to October 3.00 to 5.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
full sun to part shade well-drained soil Medium 30 °C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Pennisetum ruppellii

    Plants love water—but don’t drown them. That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.Use mulch.

Typical uses of Pennisetum ruppellii

Special features: Specimen, group or mass. Attractive foliage and flower spikes of this ornamental grass provide excellent texture, color and contrast to borders, foundations and open areas.

Culinary use: leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: na

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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