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Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 10 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Dwarf fountain grass

Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ is a non-native dwarf selection of fountain grass that has deep green arching foliage. The leaves are deep green in the summer and change to orange-bronze in the fall and showy pink to white flower spikes arrive in late summer.

Native to open lowlands and grasslands in East Asia, ‘Hameln’ needs full sun and moist, well-drained soils.   A very popular selection that provides ornamental value; birds will eat the seeds as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Height:

1-3 ft

Spread:

1-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Color:

Pink, White

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Rain Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • October
  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green