Production Container
Shape Bush freeform
Family poaceae
Type of plants Ornamental grass
Height 60/70 cm
Flower August/October, brown feathers with rose reflections
Berrie / Fruit No
Leaf filiform green leaf, in autumn it assumes a golden color
Fragrance Non
Growth rate Medium
Habit Erect
Exposure Sun

Features and uses:

The Pennisetum alopecuroides Red Head is an ornamental gramineae native to Asia and Australia, belonging to the Poaceae family.

The green leaves have the typical characteristics of the grasses: they are thin, long, and tend to arise forming the so-called fountain tuft. In autumn the green turns into a golden yellow creating a wonderful contrast to bloom.

The inflorescence of Pennisetum alop. Red Head appears at the end of the summer and lasts until winter, when the soft, fluffy brown feathers with pink reflections will frost and give the garden a lovely look.

This ornamental grass prefers sunny positions, but it also fits in half shadows; better if you have a well-drained soil. It can be planted as the only essence or combined with other varieties, such as the Pennisetum Little Honey, the Miscanthus Ghana, the Red Baron Cilindric Imperata or the Leymus arenarius Blue Dune

Why choose the Pennisetum alop. Red Headper your own garden? Simple as the other ornamental grasses have many benefits: it requires very little water, does not get sick, covers the soil preventing the growth of weeds, no maintenance work is needed except one pruning at the end of February to remove the dry leaves.