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Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass


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Often known as Chinese fountain grass 'Hameln', Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ can create a great feathery screen when planted en masse. Alternatively, Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ can be used to add height to a perennial border with it's erect growing habit. 

  • Best Features: Hardy, Very Low Maintenance 
  • Ideal For: Garden features, perennial borders, mixed with other grasses
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Position: Any light, well-drained soil in a full sun position
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Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or creating patio features. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass has a clumping growing habit with large flower heads, and is a popular fountain grass. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use Chinese Fountain Grass 'Hameln' in your planting scheme

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass can add instant impact to your garden and is sure to spark some jealousy amongst the neighbours. It's large flower heads are initially reminiscent of the catkins that you can find on our Willow hedging, turning from a pink-hued brown in early summer to a nice gold colour in late autumn, adding winter interest. 

Combine 'Hameln' with

You can use our Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass planted in groups or mixed with other feathery grasses such as Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' for a variety of colour.

Growth rate of Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass has an average growth rate, reaching a maximum height of 1m.

How to care for Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass

We recommend trimming your Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass right back each spring to remove the previous year's growth, as well as any dead foliage and flower heads. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass

Planting density for Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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