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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
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.

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

By division in late spring.

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