African feather grass Pennisetum macrourum

African feather grass


P. macrourum makes a loose, spreading clump of narrow leaves turning yellow in autumn, with long, slender, cylindrical, softly bristly, light green flower panicles in late summer and early autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      African feather grass

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a warm glasshouse in spring or by division in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free