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Pennisetum purpureum First Knight™

First Knight™ Fountain Grass

First Knight™ Fountain Grass

Exposure

  • Sun
  • Partial shade

Rusticity

9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

  • Excellent as a feature plant
  • Magnificent dark purple foliage
  • Majestic grass
  • Beautiful columnar habit
  • Loves a very sunny exposure

The darkest of the millet-type grasses. Its foliage is black-purple. The leaves in the center are like real, very erect swords, those around the edges are slightly arched. Its port is more columnar than open. It can reach 120CM (47'') First Knight is the latest hybrid of the Purple Pennisetum.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
64 - 76 cm
Spread
64 - 76 cm
Height
89 - 119 cm
Spacing
25 - 30 in.
Spread
25 - 30 in.
Height
35 - 47 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Upright

Flowering colours:

  • ??**

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Tolerates moist soils

Maintenance:

  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Rich
  • Fresh
  • Well-drained soil

Features

Resistance:

  • Diseases

Attract:

  • Pollinators

Use:

  • Arrangement
  • Pot
  • Flowerbeds
  • Open ground

Attribute:

  • Fast growing

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