Feathertop Grass (P. villosum) - Key Growing Information

Feathertop grass, with its white bottlebrush plumes and trailing clumps of narrow green foliage.
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