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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
African fountain grass fountain grass
purple fountain grass ruby 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. setaceum is a tufted grass usually grown as an annual, forming a mound of narrow, upright leaves, with slender feathery pinkish flower panicles
Time to ultimate height
This plant is subject to strict controls as an invasive non-native species under the EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species. As a result the RHS strongly recommends gardeners not to grow it, and consequently do not provide advice on how to cultivate it. If it is already present in your garden there is no requirement for you to eradicate it, but you do need to take utmost care with managing it and with disposing of unwanted material
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