Planting directions for Miscanthus & Pennisetum?
Tomorrow I will put 3 each of:
Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus (gallon pot)
Pennisetum orientale Karly Rose (quart/half gallon pot?)
Pennisetum orientale Hameln (quart/half gallon pot)
into the ground in my small front yard. I was wondering if anyone has planted these grasses in zone 6 and if so could you please tell me what the ideal spacing should be between the grasses? For example, my husband thinks the miscanthus can be planted about 2 feet apart? Is that enough or will they suffocate? Also I think the pennisetums get wider than tall? How far apart should I put each of those from one another? Also is it OK to plant at the same depth that they are sprouting from in the pot?
I wanted to use the miscanthus close to the house more like a foundation planting and for the pennisetums, I wanted to plant them as a mixed clump in the middle of the yard so they are more free standinding. Does that sound like a good idea? Any other suggestions or advice is very welcome. Hope I won't kill them all in the process.