PlantsCenchrus→Fountain Grass (Cenchrus alopecuroides 'Hameln')

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Botanical names:
Cenchrus alopecuroides Accepted
Pennisetum alopecuroides Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Other: Seed heads are attractive, last into winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Cream
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

group in raised bed

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Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-07-17group in raised bed
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Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: 2007-12-25group in raised bed in winter
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Location: AZDate: SpringBecause I chose to do a dry river bed in the front the grasses we
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Date: 2013-08-28
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Date: 2013-08-28
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
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Date: 2014-08-29
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-08-08one specimen along a street curb
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Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 3, 2020 3:25 PM

I would say that this 'Hameln' is the most commonly sold form of this Perennial Fountaingrass species in the Midwest and Eastern USA. Its difference is that it is shorter and more compact, growing 2 to 3 feet high. The mother species gets more like about 4 feet high. This dwarf cultivar is easier to handle and divide.

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