Good news! Cultivation and trade of Pennisetum Rubrum allowed again.

 

The Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum, Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks and other species threatened to be banned due to the regulations on Invasive Exotics.

Coordination of the LTO Cultural Group Perennials, and in close cooperation with the CNB, Vitroflora, Pierre den Ouden Plants and Naktuinbouw, but also in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture and the NVWA, has shown that the abovementioned species have no relationship with Pennisetum setaceum. Pennisetum setaceum therefore remains forbidden but the species like Pennisetum 'Rubrum', Pennisetum 'Fireworks', Pennisetum 'Samba', Pennisetum 'Sky Rocket' and Pennisetum 'Cherry Sparkler' are now called Pennisetum advena "Rubrum", Pennisetum advena 'Fireworks', Pennisetum advena 'Samba', Pennisetum advena 'Sky Rocket' and Pennisetum advena 'Cherry Sparkler' and are therefore not subject to the cultivation and trade ban. Growers and traders are advised not to use the generic name "setaceum" with immediate effect, but all the names "advena".