Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Item 6426


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

An attractive grass highlighted by fluffy, buff-colored plumes that arch above the lush, green fountain of foliage. In the fall, the foliage turns a lovely golden russet color. Creates a terrific contrast when used among shrubs or as a backdrop in a perennial bed.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: With its attractive fountain-like flower displays, Fountain Grass is one of the best choices for smaller dry gardens and courtyards. Plant it as foliage contrast and fall color with mixed perennials. Looks best in dry stream beds and around rocks in natural or wild gardens. Shares cultural preferences with many favorite Western native perennials in drought-resistant gardens. Also great for planting next to smaller water gardens, where it won't overwhelm the scheme. Lovely when grown in metal classical containers that bear the unmistakable patina of age, whether true or artificial. Perch these on low walls, seat walls, or on top of masonry columns for a distinctly European look.

Provide average, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Cut back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.

Customer Reviews

Near the Fence
by Prairie Planter, May 28, 2019

Our Neighbor has a chainlink fence. It's a pain to keep the grass trimmed under it. So we put down a some landscape rock under and near the fence and then planted Dwarf Fountain Grass. It won't get too wide that it causes trouble with trimming and it will provide some privacy to boot.

Grass is doing well
by JudyK, June 2, 2018

The only problem I've had at the two garden centers I've used is they don't know they are suppose to call the customer when the plant arrives. They think Monrovia tells the customer when the plant arrives. So my plants have sat on the shelf waiting for me to call them. I don't know if my phone number is anywhere on the order. From now on I will take my email receipt to the garden center of my choice with my phone number and give them a heads-up I am expecting something.

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