Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum' (Purple fountain grass)

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by Charles Richard, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Charles Richard

    Charles Richard Active Member 10 Years

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    I have saved seeds from my fountain grass. Wondering if anyone has started this from seed and could give me some idea as to the propagation requirements and storage of seed.
     
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    growest Active Member 10 Years

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    This variety is sterile unfortunately...very pretty plant of course!

    All the growers use plugs produced in huge quantities by big propagators...I assume using tissue culture (not practical for home gardeners). You could try dividing it, but it has been very hard to overwinter for me here in Surrey, BC. Possibly one of those things that's just easier to buy rather than make yer own...?
     

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