Pennisetum advena

Pennisetum Chelsea Square
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Plant profile

A much-improved Pennisetum, with great foliage colour and neat compact habit.

Origin: Bred in the UK

Protection Status: EU PVR granted EU41137

Variety Name: Pennisetum advena Chelsea

Benefits of using this variety

  • Dense, richly coloured growth and good plumes of flower.
  • Improved foliage colour.
  • More compact habit.
  • Foliage colours well, even when produced under glass and supplementary lighting.


  • Amazing deep red foliage, becomes darker as the year progresses.
  • Foliage more narrow than Pennisetum setaceum.
  • Shorter than other varieties. 45cm tall.

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