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id tall grass please

Posted by v1rtu0s1ty Zone 5a, Northern IL (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 21, 09 at 23:30

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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RE: id tall grass please

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Pennisetum Prince

RE: id tall grass please

  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 22, 09 at 14:02

'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.

RE: id tall grass please

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

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