Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Description: Dense, clump-forming, perennial grass with foxtail-like inflorescences. Has narrow, mid-green leaves up to half-an-inch wide. Tiny creamy-white flowers are begin blooming in June. Very attractive foxtails last into fall. Prefers full sun. Moderately drought tolerant. Shorter than average species height.
Plant Care: Ornamental Grass - Small (showy non-turf grasses that go dormant in winter, under 3' tall): Gather dried seed head stalks in one hand and use hand pruners to cut and remove 2/3 of the total grass height. For warm season grasses (more common), this is best done in late winter to early spring. For cool season grasses apply the same maintenance practices in the late fall, once the plant is dormant.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 3' tall x 2' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: Green
Bloom Seasons: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     rate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Plaza
    • Garden Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Survey First
  • Planting Path
    • Avoiding Erosion
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter