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I have just been given a Pennisetum Skyrocket a bit worse for wear I must say but I am going to try and rejuvenate it to its former glory has anyone any ideas to keep it on until next year when I hope it will recover.



Hi, do you know which species you have, {there are about 120} most of which are hardy down to about 14f, some are frost tender, while P setaceum is only frost hardy.they're best grown in a light, moderately fertile, well drained soil, in full sun, if you live in a frost prone area, use a dry winter mulch, the chances are you have 1 of the hardier species, Derek.

8 Sep, 2016


Hi Derekm, Many thanks for that, he only said that it was Skyrocket and might be a Setaceum dose not mean a lot to me. regards Trevor

8 Sep, 2016


Hi Derekm ,I think he said it was a Setaceum.

8 Sep, 2016


'Skyrocket' is a P. setaceum variety, which means that it is only hardy down to -4ยบ C.

9 Sep, 2016


Hi Tugbrethil Thanks for that.

9 Sep, 2016

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