Piglet small fountain grass

buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)April 29, 2013

I've had a couple people email me asking about Pennisetum 'Piglet' I really like it. It is smaller than most but bigger and less stiff than 'Little Bunny'

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It is about 18" tall and wide at two or three years old in these photos from last summer.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 7:09PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It turns color in fall

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 7:10PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Still early here for grasses to emerge

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 7:11PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Very pretty, thanks for sharing photos and info.

I have been looking for a smaller grass. The one I was interested in isn't available at the nursery. They did have "piglet" however :-)

I'm assuming yours is sited in full sun. Has it ever "flopped" for you after rain, etc? Also I worry about it doing the "do-nut" thing...

Deb

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 3:27PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

No flopping and we have lots of rain and no donuting either.

flame miscanthus does that for me but not any of my fountain grasses.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 7:51PM
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angiedfw

Did you find those in pots or did you grow them from seed? I've never done OG from seed and am a little intimidated by the process! I'd be grateful if you'd share your source for that variety!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:40AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I bought it from Santa Rosa Gardens in a pot. On sale.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 11:46AM
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