Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (also called Chinese fountain grass 'Hameln')
Evergreen, clump-forming grass grown for bottle brush-like flowers. Goes well with Rudbeckias and other late flowering herbaceous perennials.
Summer and autumn.
Habit - clump-forming, arching leaves and stems. H: 1.2m S: 1m.
Leaves - thin, arching, mid to dark green, turning yellow in autumn.
Flowers/seeds - greenish-white, fading to grey-brown, with tinges of purple, when mature.
Liable to self-seed so either remove seed heads before they drop, or be prepared to weed them out.
By division or pot up self seeded plants.
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