Dwarf Fountain Grass 'Hameln'

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Dwarf Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' looks like a spray of thick, dark green foliage sprouting gracefully from the ground. Compact and round, the stems elegantly arch on all sides giving this variety its 'fountain look.' Fuzzy flower heads form above the spray in summer, and look like charming, wheat colored, bottle brushes. Growing up to 2' tall, a single or group of plants will make a nice accent in small beds and rock gardens. For bigger areas, plant Dwarf Fountain Grass in mass where it will add structure and beauty to the landscape in every season.

Petite ornamental grass forms miniature fountain of green

  • Hameln is a shorter, more compact variety of fountain grass
  • Thick, dark green foliage sprouts gracefully from the ground
  • The stems elegantly arch on all sides giving this variety its 'fountain look'

Fuzzy foxtail flower heads bloom in summer

Charming bottlebrush-shaped light tan blooms form above the spray, decorating this grass in the summer.  Hameln blooms two weeks earlier than the species.  The bloom color changes to pinkish brown in the fall, with the leaves becoming bright golden yellow to bronze.  The flower spikes last until early winter when the foliage turns light beige.  Its genus name comes from the Latin penna meaning feather and seta for bristle.

Accent plant for small spaces or mass plantings for landscaping

  • Grows up to 2 feet tall and only 12 to 18 inches wide
  • Accent plant perfect for small gardens or rock gardens
  • Mass plantings make an impact across your landscape, adding structure and beauty in every season

Easy to grow, little care needed

  • Loves full sun, tolerates some light shade
  • Grows well in medium to wet soils but is drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant but attracts butterflies
  • Resists insects and disease problems
  • Not afraid of the cold but can take the heat – hardy in zones 4 to 9
  • Botanical Name:Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
    Growing Zones:4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
    What's my zone?
    Light Requirements:Full Sun
    Mature Height:1-2 ft.
    Mature Spread:12-18 in.
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Uses:Beds and Borders , Cut Flower , Dried Flower , Ground Cover , Waterfront
    Characteristics:Deer Resistant , Showy Seed Heads
  • When will my order ship?

    SHIPPING IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - We will resume shipping MARCH 1, 2020. All orders placed before that date will be shipped out starting March 1st, in the order they were received.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Ground. Once shipped, your order will arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $70 ship free. Orders under $70 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the product description. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, check out our zone map to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

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    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

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  • All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bareroot. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surving the transit to your home. We guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant that is ready to thrive! We offer various different sizes of potted plants.


    Our container sizes include:

    1 Gallon Container: 6" wide by 7" tall

    2 Gallon Container: 8 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall