Graceful Grasses Vertigo (Pennisetum purpureum 'Vertigo')
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Deciduous Perennial in the Poaceae Family


Plant Data

Tags Deer Resistant, Annual in Chicago, Popular For Fall, Thrillers

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Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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