Those lovely, fluffy spires earn this Pennisetum its clever name: ‘Tall Tails’. Scott of Rhone Street Gardens brought me three of these. I planted two of them at the edge of this bed, where other grasses are also featured.
That’s Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ growing to the right. I like its upright habit in contrast to the fluffier look of the Tails.
Now that I see what it will do, I will plant the third one (still in a pot) next to the first two with visions of a future mass of these guys waving their tails in the evening light.
Here’s one last look, with thanks to Scott for introducing me to a new favorite, and to Loree for providing the platform for writing about our favorite plants on a regular basis.
Very nice, the tails are longer than typical for a pennisetum. I don’t have many pennisetum in my garden but plan to change that since I have found they grow very well here.
I just picked up P. ‘Red Buttons’ today.
So glad to see it looking so happy and handsome in your garden, Ricki…you have the sun (and the room) to do it justice!
Shirley~I will look forward to seeing them turning up in your garden.
Scott~I do, and I hope they will live happily ever after.
Beautiful! Your grasses add so much texture and movement (imagining) to this bed. Must be a joy to gaze at and enjoy it every day!
It really does look amazing! And I’ll never ever think of adding another grass to my garden without first consulting Scott!
Love it Ricki, such an airy looking plant!
I love them, especially backed by Heavy Metal (I’m so jealous you have that one).
Peter~It’s a bed that takes advantage of the evening light.
Loree~He’s our guru.
Mark & Gaz~Glad you like it.
Heather~I got some pretty strange looks when I went to a garage/plant sale and asked if they had any Heavy Metal. Guess I don’t look the type.
Now they are gorgeous! I do like those tails! Are they very tactile?
Anna B!Oh, yes! Every bit as soft and fluffy as they look. Thanks, always, for stopping by and commenting.