(African feather grass)
Click image to enlarge
Originating from Southern Africa
A tufted, semi-evergreen grass with leaves up to 60cm long. In summer it produces an explosion of long, slender, cylindrical spikes of green flowers turning to rich purple brown in autumn. It gives extremely strong vertical presence to the garden.
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Will tolerate partial shade.
Eventual mature plant size :