Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' /Hameln Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'  / Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Grasses growing in a dry landscape
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Grasses growing in a dry landscape

Clumps of grass in autumn flower

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Scientific Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Common Name: Hameln Fountain Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Although this grass produces seeds that will germinate and grow, the seedlings are generally not like the parents. Leave foliage over winter, as it will give some protection in the colder region of adaptation. Foliage turns an orange-bronze in fall and finally a wheat color as winter arrives. Cut the foliage to the ground before new growth starts in early spring. Birds are attracted to the seeds it produces.