Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Black Lea'
BLACK LEA FOXTAIL GRASS, FOUNTAIN GRASS
Poaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, light frost
0.6m
Plant habit
 
0.8m

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Flowers: tan & black-purple

Flowering Time: late summer to late autumn
 
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Black Lea'
BLACK LEA FOXTAIL GRASS, FOUNTAIN GRASS
Poaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, light frost
0.6m
Plant habit
 
0.8m

FEATURES

Flowers: tan & black-purple

Flowering Time: late summer to late autumn


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, oriental, contemporary, coastal, cottage & bush designs

Uses: informal edging, mass planting, accents, cut flowers, border, soil binding

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant






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