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Cultural Details for Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Common Name:
Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass

Growth Rate:
Dense form

Average Mature Height:
2 to 3'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Inflorescences resemble foxtails; cream-white beginning in late July

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Golden yellow

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Sunny open lowlands and grassy places in Japan and much of eastern Asia

Other Features:
Effective when planted in groups or masses

Culture and Care:
Plant in full sun to light shade. Best with regular moisture but tolerates most soils, and is moderately drought tolerant. Self-sows manageably; propagate by division. Zone 4-9

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 200

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.