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kitty's Journal

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pennisetum

17 February 2011 23:01:22
hi does anyone know much about this plant. i am sowing seeds of it, and it says it is a half hardy annual, so i was wondering if it is brought in for winter and protected would it keep going.

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Rachel Rachel 17 February 2011 23:12:41

Which Pennisetum is it? Most are tender perennials, Michelle. You would need to protect it in winter. More than in a cold greenhouse as that is where I've lost mine before. I am growing it as an annual this year.


kitty kitty 18 February 2011 00:03:04

purple majesty


Rachel Rachel 18 February 2011 07:56:11

Pennisetum glaucum then. I grew them last year. Very tender. I wish you luck with them as I was a bit disappointed.


fran m fran m 18 February 2011 08:13:59

I grew ''???????? fountain'' last year from seed, very disappointed, have one piece in the shed to see if it will come back, not hopefull at all really, I just love giving things every chance possible.


kitty kitty 18 February 2011 12:10:25

same here, love trying and if i dont like them i will move on to something else


Johnplotman Johnplotman 20 February 2011 11:25:21

Good luck with the Pennisetum half hardy annual seeds,Kitty.


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