Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300’  – NAFRAY®

A mid-sized compact Pennisetum with compact, fine green foliage. NAFRAY is an ideal plant for ornamental landscaping, both domestic and commercial. Best planted in mulched garden beds with some occasional watering during extreme hot weather. Planted in combination with evergreen Strappy Leafed Plants, it will provide good foliage contrast.

NB: Pennisetum setaceum has been declared a Class 5 weed in NSW (restricted weed which must not be sold, bought or knowingly distributed throughout the entire state) and Class 3 weed in Qld (environmental weed). Over the past few years we have seen projects where this weed has been supplied to unsuspecting landscapers as the native form. Where possible ask your landscape contractors to source their plants from a reliable source.

Using NAFRAY will ensure you get the real thing, not the noxious weed.

Dimensions: Height: 700—900mm |  Width: 800—1m
Flowering: summer through to late autumn with prolific sprays of cream to purple tinged feathery flowers.
Aspect: ‘Nafray’ will grow from full sun to 50% shade. It is best suited to protected coastal aspects and best protected from hot, drying, westerly winds. Nafray will grow in inland climates but will burn off under frost with the foliage re-shooting again in Spring.
Soil type: loam, clay loam and light clay soils. ‘Nafray’ will grow in moist to wet soils.
Planting rates: Mass planting; Tubes 5 to 9/m2; Pots 3 to 5/m2 |  Specimen planting; Tubes 3/m2; Pots 1 to 3/m2

Maintenance: trim back to 200mm above ground, in early spring, every 1—2 years to remove the old foliage and spent flowers. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer after trimming and water well to encourage fresh re-growth.

Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.