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Good grass combinations

Question from Deborah Weinberg

In forum: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

I plan to plant Sanguisorba "PinkElephant" and thought it would combine nicely with a grass such as Pennisetum orientale "Karley Rose" or Pennisetum alopecuroides "Red Head". I am not able to see their exact colours locally and wonder whether they will go well together, or has anyone got other suggested combinations for a sunny herbaceous border. Much appreciate some ideas.

  • Posted: Sat. 25th May 2013 21:32

Re: Division of Pennisetum alopecuroides

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

Hi Kathy,

Thanks very much for your response.

Best wishes
Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Fri. 28th October 2011 05:31

Re: Division of Pennisetum alopecuroides

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

Hi, Judi,
Since it is borderline hardy, newly divided, and there could be another harsh winter this year, I would protect with a dry mulch. Do you have this plant in your 'Plants I Have' list? If so, you will get a reminder to add a winter mulch each year.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 27th October 2011 21:06

Division of Pennisetum alopecuroides

Question from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

I have just divided a new plant to make two with a very healthy root system they are now settling into their new homes in my garden (North-East London). Should I protect them from the front this year as they are newly divided?

Many thanks
Judi the Gardener..

  • Posted: Thu. 27th October 2011 08:10

Mystery Pennisetum

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Valter,

Pennisteum villosum has fat, fluffy, white flower racemes so it can't be that - and even if it was a cultivar of P. villosum, the flowers are too thin. Given that the flowers are dense, relatively thin and purple, I am leaning toward P. setaceum rather than a cultivar or sport of P. orientale since the flower racemes are quite dense - P. orientale racemes are a little more open. I don't think it is a cultivar of P. alopecuroides because those flowers tend to be quite fluffy. Were you thinking of collecting seed?
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Fri. 20th March 2009 21:55