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Id Help......

Posted by ckjudd 9b-centralfl (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 14, 13 at 10:49

I have 2 patches of this in a sunny bed and have had trouble figuring out what type it is so I can care for it the proper way.

This is one of the few plants this newbie florida gardener has yet to indentify. Any and all assistance is appreciated Thanks in advance for any help.


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RE: Id Help......

  • Posted by ckjudd 9b-centralfl (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 14, 13 at 10:51

another pic..

RE: Id Help......

It's hard to tell, but it may be one of the cultivars of Pennisetum purpureum, like 'Prince,' 'Princess' or 'Princess Caroline.' It should be an evergreen in your zone, but it looks like it was starved of water, and some of the foliage died.

If it were me, I'd sit down on a bucket, next to the plants, and methodically trim out the dead foliage. Some of it may just pull out. If it's P. purpureum, it doesn't like pruning much, and this would be the wrong time of year to cut it back.

RE: Id Help......

  • Posted by ckjudd 9b-centralfl (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 15, 13 at 9:39

Thanks donn.......this is my third spring in florida and second in my own place. These are in a bed that was neglected the first year and I'm finding that most of the things in this bed need more moisture than has been provided in the sandy unamended soil :(.

Again thanks for the help.


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