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. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Maintenance: Cut down old foliage in early Spring