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  Pennisetum macrostachyum 'Burgundy Giant'
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Common Names : Giant Fountain Grass, Burgundy Giant Fountain Grass

Giant Fountain Grass,Burgundy Giant Fountain Grass
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub, Grass & Grass-like Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      1.2 m to 1.6 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Grassland / Savannah/ Scrubland)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Vigorous, corn-like, clump-forming, and more upright-growing than most other species from the same genus. New shoot arises from culm buds below or just above soil level of older culms, as well as from the nodal buds.
      Foliage: Distinctively burgundy, large, flat, and as wide as 2.5cm.
      Stems: Upright, stiff but tend to be weighed down by the foliage after the plant reaches certain height. As such, it makes a better background plant.
      Flowers: Large, foxtail-like and pendulous.
      [Others]: Roots: Aerial adventitious roots may be observed at the node of older culms nearer to soil level too.
      Cultivation :
      Easily propagated by division and stem cutting. Rarely sets viable seed.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Abiotic (Wind)
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic (Wind)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
      Foliar Venation :
      Foliar Margin :
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Flowering Period :
      Flowering Habit :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Cream / Off-White
      Fruit Classification :
      Aggregate Fruit (Syncarp)
      Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Caryopsis / Grain)

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