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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
oriental fountain grass
Pennisetum can be annual or perennial, evergreen or deciduous grasses, clump-forming or spreading in habit, with linear leaves and narrow flowering panicles with conspicuous bristles
P. orientale is a clump-forming tufted perennial grass to 60cm in height, with arching, linear leaves and hairy, narrow, grey-mauve panicles 10-14cm in length, like soft bottle-brushes
NW Asia to N Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. May need winter protection in colder areas
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a warm glasshouse in spring or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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