Do Pennisetum "Summer Samba" grow back?

Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
Hello everyone, 
I have two Summer Samba's in the back garden and I know they're an annual plant but I have been told they can come back, as anyone got them and have they had theirs come back?...as they're a delightful plant :) 




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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,305
    The purple foliage Pennisetum generally aren't hardy so i doubt it will grow back next year, no harm waiting and seeing though. 
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,088
    I wonder if it would possibly seed around,especially in you gravel?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 526
    edited 7 January
    I tried to overwinter P.rubrum which is a similar tender and pretty one like yours in an unheated shelter, dryish pot. I failed,  the seeds did not ripened either but good luck you never know :)

    I keep meaning to buy new plants , they are worth it for the display and pleasure they bring.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 452
    edited 7 January
    My pink coloured Pennisetum 'carly rose' looks all but dead at the end of the year but regrows from the bottom. Maybe wait until mid spring and if there's no sign of regrowth by then I would assume it dead. 
  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    Hello All and i'm sorry i'm late replying :) 

    Thanks you all for you advice, all I can do is just wait and hope they do come back..i also put them in the middle of 3 summer heathers, weather they'll protect them I don't know.


    Also I have two "Skyrockets" on the front garden...so fingercrossed they'll fight back.



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,798
    The red leaved pennisetums I had didn't survive the winter, but I don't know which variety they were.
    Dordogne
  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    The red leaved pennisetums I had didn't survive the winter, but I don't know which variety they were.
    Sorry to hear you lost yours :( ...I love grass plants.



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