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Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Long-lasting white plumes on upright green grass.

Fountain Grass is one of the most popular grasses. This selection forms an upright mound of arching green leaves, bearing bottlebrush spikes of silvery-white flowers that turn to buff or tan as they dry. Most effective when mass planted, but also useful as a specimen accent in the garden or in containers. Flowers are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Plants usually remain attractive well into the winter, the leaves turning bright golden-yellow in the fall. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Old foliage should be cut to the ground in March. Drought tolerant once established. ?Hameln? refers to the German town of Hamelin, most famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

29-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-75° F under long days. Keep evenly moist, not overly wet or dry. Once actively growing feed at 100-150 ppm N with each watering. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks. Can shear up to 1/2 to increase fullness and control height in production.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.