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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Plant name: Swamp foxtail grass

Plant type: native and ornamental grasses

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Origin: There is current debate as to whether this species is native to Australia or not.

Cultural notes: Naturally occuring in moist boggy areas and along watercourses. Prefers full sun.

Maintenance: This species self-seeds readily and can become invasive.

Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, poor soils and innundation.

Flowering season: Summer and Autumn.

Flower colour: Feathery yellow-green to purple flowerheads to 20cm in length, held above the foliage on erect stems to 1m.

Foliage colour: Gracefully arching mid to dark green linear foliage to 80cm in length. Rough in texture.

Width: up to 0.6m

Height: up to 1m Water depth: edges and marshland

Plant spacing: 30cm apart

Recommended uses: An attractive wet area plant. This plant is potentially invasive. Before planting, contact the local council or landcare in the area to check the local status of this plant.

Description: A clump forming perennial grass to 1m in Height: and 60cm in Width:. Rough textured mid to dark green leaves and feathery, yellowy-green to purple flowerheads to 14cm in length.