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Fountain Grass Summer Samba in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pennisetum setaceum 'Summer Samba'

 

Fountain Grass 'Summer Samba'

A colourful grass for summer and autumn. These are tender grasses and will need frost protection. They may be treated as an annual or grown in pots and moved to a warm greenhouse to overwinter.

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plant Features
  • Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Fountain Grass Summer Samba is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Fountain Grass 'Summer Samba'

Latin name

Pennisetum setaceum 'Summer Samba'

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Fountain Grass Summer Samba is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Fountain Grass Summer Samba likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fountain Grass Summer Samba is 0.90meters x 1.20meters 0.90 M 1.20 M

Pennisetum setaceum 'Summer Samba'

A colourful grass for summer and autumn. These are tender grasses and will need frost protection. They may be treated as an annual or grown in pots and moved to a warm greenhouse to overwinter.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Late Spring

Pennisetum are very hardy so they could be planted in the autumn, however late spring is the best time. Newly-bought plants take at least three years to clump up to a decent size and many nurseries specialising in grasses recommend planting in threes and fives. The slightest breeze will add an extra dimension to the winter garden, as well as movement, so it’s important to position all Pennisetum where they catch the light. Don’t tuck them away in deep shade.

 
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