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chickychicky Posts: 10,379



my neighbour gave me a clump of this rather pretty grass.  It looks like a pennisetum, but is hardy (and every pennisetum I have had has never survived a winter).  Can anyone tell me what it is the moment it is called Kathy's Grass image



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,210

    It looks like Hordeum jubatum (foxtail or mousetail barley). It is quite hardy here.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,738

    I am not sure it is H. jubatum, it looks more like one of the Penisetums to me.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    I think a penisetum. 

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  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Thanks - pretty sure its not H. Jubatum as the flowers emerge fluffy at the outset, rather than having the faint "ear of corn" look about them.  I will go and have a google for hardy penisetums (particularly now I have learned how to spell itimage) and see what I find.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,191

    I thought it had two n's as well chicky  image

    It does look like that to me too. Lovely  image

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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    That's a nice one

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  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Thanks - thats the oneimage  Hope it carries on surviving in my frost pocket (neighbours conditions are the same, so maybe she has bred it tough)

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