Pennisetum Alopecuroides Moudry Grasses
Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry (Chinese Fountain Grass)
Fluffy and tactile brush-like flower heads of silvery purple appear during the Summer months above a neat mound of deep green narrow leaves. The flower stems move and sway in the breeze making these a great plant for softening the hard landscaping lines in a garden. Pennisetum Moudry is a good foil for the bright colours of bold perennials and they look very effective in large drifts, planted with other types of grasses for differing heights and textures. They also makes a very nice container plant.
Grow Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry in full sun or just a touch of shade, any well drained soil.
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Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.
How to grow Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry
Position: Full Sun
Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: late Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread 80cm x 80cm.
Hardiness: Moderately Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.