The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life

Contact

Telephone:
01403 740100

Email:
[email protected]

The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


 

The Plants

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Black Beauty'

fountain grass

Photo of Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Black Beauty'

£8.99

Beautiful dark flowers, reminicent of fluffy tails, held above arching foliage. Flowering in autumn and enjoyis a sunny spot, with resaonable moisture. The dark green leaves turn yellow-brown in autumn Works well in mass planting or as an individual contrast plant.

Type

  • Grasses

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing

Uses

  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ground cover
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate partial shade but will flower less. Cut down to the ground in February.

Dimensions

Size: Small

Pot size: 9cm

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 50cm

Positions

  • Sun

Aspects

  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal