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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' - Dwarf Fountain Grass
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Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Grass, Dwarf Fountain

Dwarf Fountain Grass offers arching, deep green foliage in a compact growth habit. One of the most versatile of all ornamental grasses, it is also one of the most popular Pennisetum cultivars. The 'Hameln' variety has leaves that are deep green in summer, changing to orange-bronze in fall and eventually to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. Showy, silvery to pinkish-white, wheat-like tufts arch outward from the clump in late summer. Flower spikes turn brownish as the seed forms, and persist until late fall.

A trouble-free and reliable garden plant, 'Hameln' works well as an accent or in mass plantings.

Grass, Dwarf Fountain Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This warm season grass prefers medium to wet soils in full sun. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

Height:

18-24 Inches

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Spread:

20-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Summer
Fall
Height
16-24 Inches
Attributes
Naturalizing
Edging
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Dried Flower
Foliage Color
Gold
Green
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Catmint Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hyperion')
Lavender, English Lavender, English (Lavandula angustifolia 'Big Time Blue')
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Betony Betony (Stachys monieri (officinalis) 'Hummelo')
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