id tall grass please

v1rtu0s1ty(5a)August 21, 2009

I took this pic when I was in Chicago last week. It's really tall but it's possible it maybe sitting on a platform. It's still tall though. I am not sure if it's a grass or a plant. When I first saw it, it looked similar to my annual purple fountain grass. Can someone please id it?

Thanks! ;)

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grass_guy

looks like Pennisetum Prince. A larger pfg. Very nice grass.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pennisetum Prince

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:42AM
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donn_(7b-8a)

'Prince' and 'Princess' are really nice grasses.

Here's a cluster of 3 'Princess' which came to me as 3" pots in early July:


They're just under 3' tall now. They and 3 copies of 'Prince' are an experiment in hardiness for me. They're rated for 7b, and I put them in the warmest bed in my garden, right next to a large blacktop driveway.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 2:02PM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

OUCH! They're only good for zone 7b? :(

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 7:18PM
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