Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Deciduous Grass / Grass-Like

An excellent and easy to grow ornamental grass that is adaptable to a variety of situations and looks great for months on end. Hameln, a dwarf variety of fountain grass looks great as single specimen, within mixed beds, or planted in large sweeps as a groundcover. Depending upon its implementation it can read "modern" to "cottage."

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 18 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Birds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Aug, Fall, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof, Wet Soil Tolerant
Wildlife: Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos