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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

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More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

  • Forms a dense, mounding clump of bright green foliage
  • Soft, creamy-white bottlebrush-like flower spikes rise above the foliage on slender stalks
  • Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in the fall
  • This is a good alternative if a smaller grass is desired
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Dwarf Fountain Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade this grass will not flourish and may not flower. Foliage should be cut back to about 10 cm in early spring to allow for new growth. Pennisetum can reseed in optimum conditions.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Cassian Fountain Grass