This tall bit of Pennisetum 'Vertigo' has graced a back garden container since early July. Last week, after mowing the lawn, I pulled it — knowing it's days were numbered (its not hardy here) — wanting to put something else in its place.
That's when I saw the roots! Wow.
I'd sat its container on a smaller one to give it height, in the tall metal container (visible on the left, above), and then unbeknownst to me the metal container filled with water and the plant's roots sought out that water, quite successfully. That's a solid mass of roots, about an inch and a half thick, all grown in a period of 3 months...
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