Elegant fresh or dried flower.
Masses of white, woolly, nodding, 6" plumes on graceful plants forming 12" clumps. Showy accent in any landscape. Tender perennial in Zones 9-10, but grow as hardy annual. Ht. 22-24". Avg. 14,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 8-12 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" containers when seedlings have the second or third set of leaves. Transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed: After last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Light, porous soil.
PLANT SPACING: 12-18".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10.
HARVEST: Fresh or dried: Harvest just before seed heads shed pollen. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen have a tendency to shatter.
USES: Excellent fresh cut flower. May be dried. Midborder in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings. Effective planted in masses, tubs, and containers.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pennisetum villosum
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