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seeding fountain grasses.....

Posted by niwahito z5 IL ( on
Tue, Aug 22, 06 at 12:09

Is there ANY kind of (attractive) fountain grass for which I CAN get seed, and that will grow true to the parent? I have Hamelin, an dlove it, but want something that will seed and spread. Any suggestions (especially those with pictures!) will be MUCH appreciated!

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RE: seeding fountain grasses.....

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 22, 06 at 12:23

Both species Fountain Grass and P.a.'Moudry' will come true from seed.

For pics, look at my "Let's See Some Grasses" thread.

RE: seeding fountain grasses.....

also from seed
Pennisetum orientale

Annual in zone 5
Pennisetum setaceum (ruppelii)
Pennisetum villosum

btw, you can easily propagate the 'named cultivar' by division in the spring ~ making many in a short amount of time

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