Feathertop (Pennisetum villosum)
An ornamental grass that can be utilized either fresh or dried, its elegant plants showcase masses of nodding, white, woolly plumes, which serve as a striking accent in any landscape.
Plant type: tender perennial
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 - 120 days
Plant spacing: 12-18”
Kids, Pets and Deer: non toxic, deer resistant
Indoor & Pots: grows well in large containers outside
How to grow:
Transplant (recommended): Sow ⅛” deep 5-7 weeks before last frost. Transplant outside after the last frost date.
Direct seed: only in warm climates with a long growing season.
Germination: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
Where to plant: Plant in full sun in average to light, porous soil.
Harvest/Dry: Harvest just before seed heads shed pollen and are still light green in color. Hang upside down to dry in a warm and dark location for 2-3 weeks.