Rocky Knoll Farm

Hameln Fountain Grass - Pennisetum alopecuroides


Hameln Fountain Grass has a graceful form, with its plumed flower spikes that arch over time, as well as its mounding growth habit. This lovely ornamental grass has colorful green blades in spring and summer that turn to a bright yellow in fall. This is a very showy grass as well, and it gives off different looks in different light. It is no surprise that Pennisetum alopecuroides is the winner of Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. It attracts butterflies as well!

We love recommending this evergreen perennial grass to customers as it is an excellent selection for borders, riparian zones, ground cover, meadows, beds, container growing, urban gardening, rock gardens, and cut arrangements. Hameln Fountain Grass loves full sun and can handle small amounts of shade. It can grow to about 3' tall x 3' wide. It is deer resistant, and drought tolerant once established. Hardy to -25°F when protected from windchill. 

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