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Hameln Fountain Grass

SKU: AM016142
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'Hameln' Fountain Grass is a smaller variety with three distinctive seasons of stunning displays in full sun or part shade gardens. First, fine-textured green grass blades up to 3 feet tall are tipped with soft, wheat-shaped seed heads. Foliage turns rust gold in autumn, and finally, pale blonde in winter. 'Hameln' is a favorite for birds and resists hungry deer. A great match for late-season perennials and colorful shrubs in the mixed border, as well as cut or dried flower arrangements. (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
key features
Botanical Name
Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Striking Foliage, Autumn Interest, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to late fall


24-36" tall x 18-30" wide. ‘Hameln’ is one of the best small Fountain Grasses, reaching only about three feet tall. This beauty is useful in full sun or partial shade. 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, structure, 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 dormant. Cut back in late winter or spring  before new growth emerges.