‘Princess Caroline’ Napier Grass

Pennisetum hybrid

‘Princess Caroline’ has beautiful wide leaves that are a deep purple in color which reflex gracefully on a vase shaped plant. It does not flower and is resistant to leaf spot that can be seen on older varieties. It is very heat and drought tolerant and is perennial in most of the state.

Exposure: Full sun

Size: Height — grows from 4 to 6 feet tall depending on amount of watering and length of the growing season

Plant type: Perennial in most of the state

Planting time: Spring

Soil type: Almost any well–drained soil

Suggested uses: Specimen plant, accent plant in mixed borders or quick growing screen

Special notes: Plants freeze to the ground, but make rapid growth in the spring to make a strong statement in the landscape; hardy in north Texas if temperatures are mild and it is grown in a protected location; very little fertilizer is needed to get this plant to perform; nitrogen fertilizer will cause the leaves to green up and lose the striking purple foliage that is a hallmark of this great plant

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