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Fountain Grass Hameln

This Fountain Grass is a smaller variety, forming a fountain of decorative, fine-textured grass up to 3 feet tall. Hameln is perfect for a border or container garden. (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

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Plant - 3.5" pot
Plant - 3.5" pot

Price: $15.95

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Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Common Name Dwarf Fountain Grass
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Winter Interest
Ships to Canada No
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Hameln is one of the best small Fountain Grasses, reaching only about three feet. This beauty is useful in full sun or partial shade.

The perennial fountain grasses are a prized group for landscaping accents, and they live up their name. They are mound-forming creating a fountain-like focal point wherever they grow, with a spectacular bloom in midsummer.

Ornamental Grasses provide texture, uniqueness, and beauty that will set off your favorite blooming flowers. Not only a dynamic element to your garden, Ornamental Grasses are extremely easy to grow, maintain, and will provide additional interest by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting.

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Perfect fit in the garden!


from Glenmoore, PA

About Me Getting Started

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth


    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Hameln:

    They arrived alive and well packaged. I planted them the same day the arrived in late April (zone 6) and within 3 to 4 weeks they were established and growing. They reached their potential by August and have looked great since! Had a wet prolonged spring, but they held their own.


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    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Casual Hobbyist



      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Background Plant

      Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Hameln:

      Used as a background plant in a large flower bed. Unfortunately, two of the three plants died shortly after planting and the third never really established itself. Flowers have grown up over the grass so the entire "look" isn't right.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Both 2, both didn't survive


      from Hubbardston, MA

      Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Hameln:

      Not sure what happened to these plants. bought 2 along with a host of other plants. All survived and thrived, but these looked dead right out of the box. I left them for 4-6 weeks but no new growth.

      Full sun, moist (but not wet) loam soil.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Glorious Grass


      from Five Points, AL

      About Me Master Gardener


      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile
      • Wonderful in containers


        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Hameln:

        This is a wonderful little grass that makes a great addition to mixed containers. It is difficult to find and American Meadows is the only place I could find it.

        The prices were more than reasonable.

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        Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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