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Bunny Tails ornamental grass

Posted by siouxsie66002 Kansas (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 18, 10 at 21:52

Can anyone tell me if this grass reseeds?


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 19, 10 at 5:50

It does in my zone.


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

If you mean Pennisetum messiacum for Bunny Tails, mine did not seed but it did spread so much that I shovel pruned it.

It would come up a foot or more from the clump in all directions.


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  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 6, 10 at 18:18

In my mind, Bunny Tails is Lagurus ovatus.


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

Never heard of it. The tag on my grass above read Bunny Tails Fountain Grass....Common names can be sooooo confusing!


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

I've grown Bunny Tails - Lagurus ovatus from seed, it is an annual grass in my zone and was not a vigorous grower nor did it reseed.

Likely this Pennisetum shares the same common name? I agree common names are confusing, I make the effort to learn the botanical names of the plants I grow, otherwise it is impossible to really know what you're growing.


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  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 8, 10 at 6:17

I Googled Pennisetum messiacum, and one of the more popular cultivars seems to be 'Red Bunny Tails.'


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

  • Posted by tskn none (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 23:05

I'd like to propagate Pennisetum messiacum. There are some along the road. How do I get the seed and then how should it be planted? thanks.


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RE: Bunny Tails ornamental grass

The seeds are in the fluffy heads, and if they become viable in your unknown zone, harvest time will be when the stalk holding the seed head turns brown.


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