Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Dwarf Fountain Grass
Zone 5 to 9, Full sun
Plants reach 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. Arching, upright, deep green foliage in summer, changes to orange-bronze in fall and eventually to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter.
More compact and shorter than the species, 'Hameln' has finely textured leaves that are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. Soft, greenish-cream colored panicles begin to appear in midsummer, a few weeks earlier than the species. Silvery to pinkish-white, wheat-like flower spikes arch outward from the clump in late summer.
Twenty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.