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Garden with a Winner!™

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Fountain Grass

One of the best dwarf fountain grasses out there. ‘Hameln’ thrives in full sun and dry conditions reaching a size of 30-60 cm (1-2’) wide and 60-90 cm (2-3’) tall. It is suitable for zones 4-9, it is clump forming, and well paired with Coreopsis and Sedum varieties. This grass can be divided or transplanted but requires warm soil for success. Do not attempt this is too early or late in the year when there is a risk of the soil temperatures damaging the roots and preventing the plant from establishing itself.

To most effectively display the dramatic foliage and plumage of this dwarf fountain grass use it in borders, containers, mass plantings, courtyards, or in wildlife gardens. It is a lush, green, low grower that will not disappoint. What’s not to like: easy to grow, low maintenance, attracts birds, and is deer resistant. It can be used in fresh arrangements, dried arrangements or kept as your garden décor. Fluffy plumes arrive in July and linger into the fall months when the green foliage turns yellow-gold providing a nice contrast to landscapes through the dark, bland months of the Canadian winters.

Remember: Don’t just go through life, grow through life!