Dwarf Fountain Grass
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||pen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||With its attractive fountain-like flower displays, Fountain Grass is one of the best choices for smaller dry gardens and courtyards. Plant it as foliage contrast and fall color with mixed perennials. Looks best in dry stream beds and around rocks in natural or wild gardens. Shares cultural preferences with many favorite Western native perennials in drought-resistant gardens. Also great for planting next to smaller water gardens, where it won't overwhelm the scheme. Lovely when grown in metal classical containers that bear the unmistakable patina of age, whether true or artificial. Perch these on low walls, seat walls, or on top of masonry columns for a distinctly European look.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
Provide average, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Cut back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 11