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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

In my attempt to try grasses for next year, this is a second Pennisetum that I've bought. I've planted it alongside Echinacea and Solidago, with some Alliums in between. Hope that will work cause I have no idea about planting combinations. It sounded good in my head 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 14th November.

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gardening-vet

Would be interested to know how this does. I know some guides list it as a perennial and some annual. For me it would never overwinter :(

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debs69

Grasses are a great addition love hearing them rustling in the breeze 🌱🌱🌱

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richard.spicer.7906

Yeah, don't think it's fully hardy Tim, but hoping that it survives just a little frost. Will protect it if the weather turns really bad. Not sure how yet though 🤔 @gardening-vet

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gardening-vet

I gardened on very heavy clay when I had it so the ground did tend to sit a little too wet. Did get a couple through the winter but they never thrived. Hopefully you will have more luck, it's a cracking plant when it's happy.

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