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Panicum virgatum

Hi - I bought quite a few Panicum plants late last summer and some more early this spring.  None have really exhibited much growth and all have been very disappointing.   I live in North East Scotland 2 to 3 miles from coast.  Is it likely to be due to it not being warm enough where I live to generate the growth needed.   They have been spread over various points in the garden so not due to any individual soil characteristics In a particular location.  i also bought some pennisetums of various types and these have been mixed - red buttons good, fairy tails and Hameln lacking growth. Cheers.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,685

    The Pennisetums, in particular, may not be ideal for your climate.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thanks, I've recently taken the ones that were not in the warmest spot and put them in pots in all day sun - will see how it goes.  I've left the rest in the beds for now as they get sun most of the day.    Maybe I'll get a greenhouse and grow them in pots?  Presumably if they have grown poorly this year due to lack of heat but I put them in a greenhouse over winter and into next summer then they can still come back to full growth ? Cheers.

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