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Pennisetum alopecuroides (Chinese Fountain Grass) seeds

Pennisetum alopecuroides (Chinese Fountain Grass) seeds

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Pennisetum are one of the most popular ornamental grasses as they are easy to grow and maintain and have a long season of interest.

Chinese Fountain Grass is a highly decorative ornamental grass with showy, arching, pink flower plumes which appear in late summer and last well into winter.  Brilliant for flower arrangements either fresh or dried.  The fresh green foliage turns lovely shades of yellow, amber and bronze in autumn.  A versatile plant, it will be happy in the border, in containers and even at pond margins.  Mass plantings look amazing and for smaller gardens, a single specimen plant is equally striking.

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: August to December
Height: 80cm, Spread: 80cm
Position: Sun or semi shade in any soil

Packet of 25 seeds



Sowing Instructions:  Sow at any time of year.

Sow onto the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost and lightly press the seeds into the soil.  Propagate at 20 to 22C in a propagator, greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors sealed in a polythene bag.  Keep the compost moist and the humidity high.  Germination should begin to take place in 14 to 21 days. As soon as some of the seedlings begin to emerge increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents and maintain a temperature of around 15-18C.

Growing Instructions:  Grow the seedlings on, shaded lightly from direct sunlight and when large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8 or 9cm pots.  When large enough, plant out in a sunny or semi shaded position.


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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.