Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PAV300’ – PENNSTRIPE™ 

The first variegated Australian native grass available. PENNSTRIPE was bred from Pennisetum ‘Nafray’ and is equally tough compared to common varieties. The variegated fine foliage will provide a highlight feature, a perfect contrast to other green plants. Clumping, variegated grassy foliage that gives a golden glow. 

Uses: Pennstripe is great for golf courses, public gardens and domestic applications. Good for mass planting, accent planting for rockeries, borders etc. Plumes are suitable for dried arrangements.


Dimensions: Height: 1 – 1.5 metres |  Width: 1m
Flowering: Summer to autumn with foxtail like green-cream-purple tinged flowers. 

Aspect: Full sun to light shade. It will handle up to 50% shade. Coastal aspects – best protected. Pennisetum is best planted in mulched gardens with watering during hot dry summers. Cold tolerant
Soil type: Loam, clay loam and free draining light clay.
Planting rates: Mass planting: Tubes 5 to 7/m2.  Pots 3 to 5/m2  | Specimen planting: Tubes 3/m2.  Pots 1 to 3/m2

Maintenance: Trim annually in spring (when all frosts have finished) to 200–300mm above the ground. Fertilize with controlled release fertilizer after trimming 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.