Pennisetum 'Hameln'



Description

Pennisetum alopecuroides, commonly called fountain grass, is a warm season ornamental grass which typically grows in graceful, spreading clumps from 2-3' tall and as wide. Features narrow, medium to deep green leaves (to 1/2" wide) in summer, changing to golden yellow in fall and fading to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. Showy, silvery to pinkish-white, bristly, bottle brush-like flower spikes arch outward from the clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain (hence the common name). Flower spikes turn brownish as the seeds form, and spikes usually persist until late fall or early winter before shattering. 

Common Name: fountain grass
Type: Ornamental grass
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 1.5 to 2.5 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2.5 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Pinkish white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Rain Garden