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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
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'Hameln' is the oldest cultivar of P. alopecuroides and a useful dwarf with mid green foliage to about two feet topped in summer and fall with pink-tinged white feathery plumes that fountain outwards from the foliage. Blooms earlier than the species, making it a better choice for gardens with a short growing season. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Grassy places and waste ground in lowlands.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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