Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
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Name

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (also called Chinese fountain grass 'Hameln')

Genus  

Pennisetum

Species

alopecuroides

Cultivar/variety

'Hameln'

General description

Evergreen, clump-forming grass grown for bottle brush-like flowers. Goes well with Rudbeckias and other late flowering herbaceous perennials.

Season of interest

Summer and autumn.

Key horticultural features

  1. Habit - clump-forming, arching leaves and stems. H: 1.2m S: 1m.

  2. Leaves - thin, arching, mid to dark green, turning yellow in autumn.

  3. Flowers/seeds - greenish-white, fading to grey-brown, with tinges of purple, when mature.

Cultural details

Aspect

Sun.

Soil

Light, well-drained.

Hardiness

Frost hardy.

Maintenance

Liable to self-seed so either remove seed heads before they drop, or be prepared to weed them out.

Propagation

By division or pot up self seeded plants.

 

 

 

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Published: 21-10-2005

Updated:  05-12-2006