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Bana grass is a clumping grass that thrives in warm, frost free locations, although it has been known to recover from a light frost.  It is a cross between Elephant Grass and Pearl Millet and will grow to 3-4m in as little as a single season.  It makes great fast shelter, boarders and bio mass.   Bana grass is sterile and does not set viable seed, however it is possible that it can root from canes if they are left in contact with the ground.


Potted plants:

Available in PB3 - potted plants are rooted ready to plant into your garden immediately.  Please contact us if we are out of stock and you require some.


Bulk Stems:

Available in bundles of 8, cut to lengths at approx 600mm, ready to put directly into the ground or into pots. 


Propagating in pots:

Cut the stems to two nodes and plant stems one node deep into a pot.  You can put multiple stems in each pot.  See photo above for example.  Once the stem has sprouted new leaves and roots have formed you can then plant out into the field.  For best results keep somewhere warm.


Propagting in the field:

You can use the same method as above for in the field once the weather is warm enough, although we have had better results lying the stems down.  Simply prepare the ground where you wish to plant by removing any weeds/grass.  Fluff the soil a little and bed the stem into the loose soil, lying horizontal.




BANA GRASS (Pennisetum purpureum x americanum)

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