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Pennisetum purpureum

Napier Grass
Grasses
Classification Scientific Name: Pennisetum purpureum 
  Common Name: Napier Grass
  Family: Poaceae
  Location Index: HG13 / EC02
  Suggested Use: ornamental grasses
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

curved
  Height: 3 - 5 feet
  Spread: 3 - 5 feet
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: strap-like, variegated bronze, purple, and green foliage
  Growth Rate: rapid
     
Environment Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Tolerances: drought

fire
Pennisetum purpureum

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