Pennisetum Squaw


Pennisetum setaceum ‘Squaw’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 5 litres
  • Current Height: Approximately 60 cm
  • Current Spread: Approximately 20 cm
  • Mature Height: Up to 90 cm
  • Mature Spread: Up to 60 cm
  • Season of Interest: Summer to Fall
  • Foliage Type: Deciduous
  • Fragrant: No
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Hardiness: Generally hardy
  • Aspect: Full sun
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil


Pennisetum setaceum ‘Squaw’ is an ornamental grass known for its graceful, feathery plumes and compact growth habit. With a 5-litre pot size and a current size of approximately 60 cm in height and 20 cm in spread, this Pennisetum is a wonderful choice for adding texture and elegance to your garden or outdoor space.

At its current size, ‘Squaw’ exhibits a moderate growth habit with a rounded shape. When fully mature, it typically reaches a height of up to 90 cm and a spread of up to 60 cm, forming a well-proportioned grass clump.

The distinctive feature of ‘Squaw’ is its summer to fall bloom, where it produces fluffy, pinkish plumes that add a delightful, airy quality to your garden. The plumes sway gracefully in the breeze, creating a visually captivating display.

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Squaw’ is generally hardy and low-maintenance. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.

This ornamental grass is an excellent choice for those looking to introduce movement and elegance to their garden or outdoor spaces. Its mature size and graceful plumes make it a standout feature in landscaping designs.