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June 25, 2017

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Dwarf Fountain Grass 'Hameln'
Pennisetum alopecuroides ('Warm Season Grasses' Series)
 

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Zone: 5 to 9
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Full Sun
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Blooms mid-summer
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24"-36"
12"-24"
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Cultivar Notes - 'Hameln'
'Hameln' has finely textured leaves that are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. Soft, greenish-cream colored panicles begin to appear in midsummer, a few weeks earlier than the species.
Genus Notes - Pennisetum
These lovely grasses are favorites, distinguished by arching, feathery bottle-brush flowers spilling over a cascading mound of foliage.
Series Notes - Warm Season Grasses
Warm season grasses grow most actively during the warmer months, then flower in late summer or fall. Most go completely dormant in winter. Warm season grasses include: Andropogon, Calamagrostis brachytricha, Carex, Cortaderia, Erianthus, Hakonechloa, Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum, Schizachyrium, and Sporobolus.

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