Pennisetum ‘Tall Tails’ is this week’s fave

Pennisetum ‘Tall Tails’

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. ‘Tall Tails’ growing near ‘Heavy Metal’

That’s Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ growing to the right. I like its upright habit in contrast to the fluffier look of the Tails.

more 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.

last look at Pennisetum ‘Tall Tails’

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.

10 thoughts on “Pennisetum ‘Tall Tails’ is this week’s fave

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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