Scientific Name: Pennisetum glaucum
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Columnar, Upright
Characteristics: Winter Interest (regional), Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance, Heat Tolerant
Spacing: 8 - 14" (20 - 36cm)
Height: 48 - 60" (122 - 152cm)
Width: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)
Exposure: Sun, Partial Sun
General Information: Chartreuse foliage is more prominent when planted in partial sun. Foliage will be more burgundy in full sun. Improves architecture of mixed combination plantings.
Plug crop time: 2 to 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 5 weeks (green)
- Young plants are green. Stem and midrib of the foliage first turn purple after about 8 leaves have developed. Foliage turns dark purple when plants are moved from the greenhouse outside into full sun.
- Also makes a good cut flower.