When does the Pennisetum flower?
Flowering periods vary for different varieties. On average, tits blooms appear between July and October. The blooms stay beautiful for months and change colour from green/white to gold/yellow in the autumn. Especially the Pennisetum Hameln plant flowers are very full and long.
What is the best location for a Pennisetum?
The best place to plant a Pennisetum is somewhere it can reach its maximum flowering potential. The more sun, the more flowers it will produce. This plant will also do well in semi-shade. Do make sure that the soil is not too wet.
Can this ornamental grass variety be grown on balconies?
The Pennisetum can be planted in a large planter or pot. Ensure that this plant gets plenty of water and is not affected by heat or harsh sun. A well maintained Pennisetum makes a very suitable ornamental grass plant for balconies!
60 tot 120 cm
Evergreen or deciduous:
Cut back down to 10-20 cm above the ground in March/April
2 times per year
Ornate long-lasting blooms
July – October
In Dutch this plant’s nick-name ’lamp cleaner grass’ comes from its traditional use as cleaning brush for the glass part of oil lamps.