Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
This fountain grass features arching, deep green foliage in an upright clump typically growing to 24" tall. Leaves 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 flower spikes arch outward from the clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain. Flower spikes turn brownish as the seed forms, and spikes persist until late fall or early winter before shattering. 'Hameln' is similar to the species, except the flower spikes of this cultivar are shorter and the plants are more compact.
Mature Height : 2-3 Feet
Mature Width : 2-3 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 5-9