Feathertop Grass (P. villosum) - Key Growing Information
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