Where can I buy a few dozen Pennistenum alopecuroides?

bellarosa(z5/IL)April 13, 2008

Hi,

I am interested in planting around a dozen Pennistenum alopecuroides grasses around a small tree. Any suggestions on where I can buy them. I don't need may - around a dozen should do, I think and don't want too spend too much. I'm concerned that plugs may be too small and plus, I don't need 50 of them! :-)

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grass_guy

These should be available by mail order. You don't need to start with 1 gallon plants with Pennisetum. They will fill out quickly. A search on Goolge brings up a first page with the following suppliers:

Santa Rosa Gardens
Nature Hills
Wayside Gardening
Bluestem

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 9:28AM
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prairiegirlz5

If all you can find locally is larger pots, you can divide the clumps into four pieces and plant them. Now is the time to do that since they're a warm season grass.

Or wait until later in the season when they go on clearance, the small pots transplant better anyway.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 4:52PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

Thank you so much for your advice. I will definitely look into these options.

Has anyone grown, Pennistenum, Cassian? Its very pretty and I'm wondering if its hardy.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 8:49PM
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grass_guy

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' is hardier than the species in general. I believe it is hardy in zone 5. Maybe even colder? I'm not sure about zone 4. Maybe someone here can verify.

It's not as small as 'Little Bunny' for sure and just a bit bigger than 'Hameln', but still compact, about 2 to 3' tall. It's a nice selection.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 8:40AM
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anitamo(5)

Did you try Bluestone perennials?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 11:42PM
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