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