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Feathertop Grass (P. villosum) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 5-7 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/8" deep into cell trays or preferred seedling container, 5-7 weeks before last frost. Transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed - After last frost, only in warm climates with a long growing season. Direct seed - After last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 12-24".
PLANT SPACING: 12-18".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10.
HARVEST: Fresh cut or dried – Harvest just before seed heads shed pollen and are still light green in color. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen tend to shatter.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average to light, porous soil.
USES: Excellent fresh cut flower. May be dried. Charming in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings. Effective planted in masses, tubs, and containers.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pennisetum villosum