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botanical name:
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Woodside'
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Woodside' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Fountain Grass
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.90m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: bronze
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Bottle brush flower spikes with dark purple bristles and orangey stamens, produced in July and August. Compact mounds of green foliage. Early and reliable flowerer.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, light soil in full sun or part shade.

propagation:
By division in late spring.

other notes:
Introduced by Mervyn Feesey, of Woodside, Barnstaple, Devon in 1971

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