Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln

Fountain Grass, Pearl Millet

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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The coppery tan bottlebrush plumes are held amidst the finely textured rich green foliage. A showy grass from late summer into winter. Pennisetum Hameln is a dwarf variety that will be at home in any size border. Golden fall foliage.

Details

Item Code: PEHA
Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 18-30" (3' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 30" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent:
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest

Pennisetum General Information

Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush seed plumes over tidy cascading foliage. Showy and easy to grow; they are lovely alone, in groups and in containers. The slightest breeze produces movement. Great for drying. Good for hot dry spots. Not prone to reseeding. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Pennisetum Plant Care

They prefer good drainage with full sun or light shade and will even grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-5" of previous year's growth.