General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
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

Common names
  • Fountain Grass
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Cenchrus alopecuroides
  • Synonym: Pennisetum alopecuroides

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 3, 2020 3:25 PM concerning plant:
    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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