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Pennisetum purpureum - Cenchrus purpureus ( Elephant Grass ) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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2018 Crop Hawaii

Pennisetum purpureum

Elephant Grass

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  • Pennisetum purpureum

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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Looking for a versatile and resilient plant that provides numerous benefits? Look no further than Pennisetum purpureum, commonly known as Elephant Grass. Native to tropical grasslands of Africa, this tall perennial plant can grow up to 7.5 meters tall and provides a primary source of food for dairy cattle in East Africa. It can be easily cultivated in many areas and harvested 4 to 6 times per year. Elephant Grass is also used as a windbreak and firebreak, to improve soil fertility, and in erosion control. Additionally, it attracts pests away from main crops and provides shelter for birds. This amazing plant can also be used in the manufacture of paper, oil, biogas, and charcoal. Don't miss out on the many benefits of Elephant Grass.

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