Pennisetum setaceum


Item no.: Z0841
  • Popular, hardy perennial
  • Upright narrow 10-12 cm pink purple feathery heads
  • Fine green leaves
  • Attractive dense tufts for bedding
  • Nice winter silhouette
  • Ideal for cutting
  • Not available in EU

Only available in North America.

Crop time
Spring: 18 - 20 weeks
60 ″ / 152 cm
Sun - Partial shade
Seed form
Raw Seed

Culture guide


Rock and heath garden, cut and dried flower production

Sow time

December-March for green pot in May; March-May for flowering in pots from July onwards; Outdoors: from April onwards

Sowing method

4-6 seeds in plugs, sowing directly into field is recommended


3-6 days at 70 °F (21 °C). Cover seed lightly with vermiculite after sowing.

Growing on

Transplant plugs after 4-5 weeks. Grow on at 58-60 °F (14-15 °C).


12-15 °C

Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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