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botanical name:
Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'
Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Pennisetum incomptum
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: buff
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Perennial grass, clump forming, deciduous. Feathery creamy-white flowerheads in summer. Quick growing and often flowering in the first year, so can be treated as a hardy annual.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, light soil in full sun or part shade. Fairly tender and needs a warm climate or sheltered position to over-winter.
Cut back in early spring, before new growth begins.


propagation:
From seed or by division in late spring.

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