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Pennisetum Hameln in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

 

Pennisetum 'Hameln'

'Hameln' forms an upright mound of arching green leaves and bottle-brush spikes of silvery-white flowers that turn to buff as they age. Most effective when mass planted or when planted as a specimen in a container. Clumps may be easily divided in spring.

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plant Features
  • Pennisetum Hameln likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pennisetum Hameln likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pennisetum Hameln is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Pennisetum Hameln likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pennisetum 'Hameln'

Latin name

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pennisetum Hameln likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pennisetum Hameln is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Pennisetum Hameln likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Pennisetum Hameln likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pennisetum Hameln is 1.00meters x 1.20meters 1.00 M 1.20 M

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

'Hameln' forms an upright mound of arching green leaves and bottle-brush spikes of silvery-white flowers that turn to buff as they age. Most effective when mass planted or when planted as a specimen in a container. Clumps may be easily divided in spring.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Late Spring

Pennisetum are very hardy so they could be planted in the autumn, however late spring is the best time. Newly-bought plants take at least three years to clump up to a decent size and many nurseries specialising in grasses recommend planting in threes and fives. The slightest breeze will add an extra dimension to the winter garden, as well as movement, so it’s important to position all Pennisetum where they catch the light. Don’t tuck them away in deep shade.

 
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