Grass, Hameln Dwarf Fountain

 Description: 'Hameln' is a dwarf form of fountain grass. A warm season, deciduous perennial grass with dark green foliage and whitish flowers. However, this grass has great fall interest if left unpruned, hence this month's discussion. Flowers appear in July and continue through August, and hang around throughout the fall season.

Common Name:  Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass

Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: Foliage height, 3" bloom height, 2" spread

Foliage Color: Green

Bloom Color: Silvery - White foxtail-like blooms

Bloom Period: Summer

Landscape Use: Mass grouping, border plant, courtyard gardens, dry stream beds, wild gardens, water gardens and container

Soil: Well-Drained, Moist & Fertile

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Autumn Joy Sedum, Black Eyed Susan

Maintenance: Cut down old foliage in early Spring 


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