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Perennial fountain grass

Posted by dhar2112 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 17:03

I've seen clumps of these locally that get around 6 feet tall. I need the true perennial type that'll survive a MO (zone 5) winter. What is the type I'd need?


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RE: Perennial fountain grass

I doubt you're seeing "Fountain Grass" (Pennisetum) growing to 6 feet tall in your zone. The tallest I know of is Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' which can hit 5 feet in warmer climates, but is hardy to zone 5.

RE: Perennial fountain grass

fountain grasses/cutting them back in March

RE: Perennial fountain grass

"fountain grasses/cutting them back in March"

If that's a question, the answer is yes.

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