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Fountain Grass Hameln

 
Fountain Grass Hameln, Pennisetum alopecuroides, Dwarf Fountain Grass

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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)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Containers
Containers
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 3ORN

Plant Information

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.

SKU 3ORN
Common Name Dwarf Fountain Grass
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Containers, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsFountain Grass Hameln
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

pleasantly surprised

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from Port Jefferson Station, NY

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Hameln:

    These plants arrived in little 1 inch pots in April 2015 and I planted them immediately. At the time they were dormant, which translates to "they look dead"! I couldn't have been more wrong! I thought I would probably have to wait until at least next summer to see any real growth, if they grow at all. To my surprise, they have grown to about a foot and a half and all of them already have the beautiful 'feathers'. Next summer they will be gorgeous! Wouldn't think of shopping anywhere else for my plants. Thank you!

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Perfect fit in the garden!

    By 

    from Glenmoore, PA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      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.

       
      2.0

      Only Disappointment

      By 

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

        Cons

        • 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)

         
        1.0

        Both 2, both didn't survive

        By 

        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)

         
        5.0

        Glorious Grass

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        from Five Points, AL

        About Me Master Gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

          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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          • Personal

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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