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A picture of a Elephant Grass

Elephant Grass

Pennisetum purpureum

Starr 061211-2253 Pennisetum purpureum by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

70cm

1m

Min

10cm

Flowering

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A Pennisetum purpureum plant in a garden with purple flowers

Elephant Grass Overview

Pennisetum purpureum is known commonly by the names elephant grass, Uganda grass and Napier grass. It is a tropical, perennial grass species in the Poaceae family.