Pennisetum Rubrum 3ltr
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The Pennisetum is a clump forming grass that is sometimes called ‘Chinese fountain grass’ because of it’s large arching stems that have a fountain-like appearance. The foliage is attractive year-round and comes in a whole host of colours from deep red to a more traditional straw yellow. At the end of each stem is a bottlebrush of feathery hairs that give this plant a look and texture that evokes harvest time in the country. Suitable for beds, borders and containers.
Where to plant Pennisetum plants
Thew Pennisetum is happiest in free- draining soils that receive full sun throughout the day. They will tolerate some shade if it comes from the side, but not from above.
How to care for Pennisetum plants
Water to keep the soil moist, but not wet. You do not need to fertilize this plant and doing so may damage the roots. In the winter, avoid watering the plant at all as it will go formant and cold, wet roots will risk it developing root rot. Remove dead foliage and spent flower stems in early spring to allow new growth, this will also help to protect the plant during the winter. In the winter add a thin layer much around the base of the plat and wrap it inn fleece to help it survive harsh frosts.
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