Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln

Dwarf Fountain Grass, Pearl Millet

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 18-30" (3' in flower) (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 / Accent: Not Applicable /
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • OK in Containers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Web Exclusive
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners

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 years growth.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: PEHA