Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Description: A charming early flowering grass that forms a compact mound and produces long-lasting, soft, pinkish, brush-like flowers that resemble fox tails. The bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Plant with spring bulbs or early-flowering perennials for an early display.

Suited to prairie style planting,

Climate/Position: Full sun for best colour and effect.

Height/Spread: Grass flower spikes make the plant up to 1metre x 1 metre

Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil.

Pruning: Cut back dead top-growth by early spring.

Special Requirements: In frost-prone areas mulch in winter with a dry material.

The name Pennisetum is derived from the Latin words penna, meaning a feather, and seta, a bristle.

The name alopecuroides derives from the Greek word alopekouros which translates as foxtail grass