Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
- in stock
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £6.95
This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)
A charming perennial grass that forms a compact, low mound and produces long-lasting, soft, pinkish, brush-like flowers in late summer that resemble squirrel tails. The bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn and then brown throughout winter. It’s a fairly undistinguished plant until the flowers appear, so use it alongside spring bulbs or early-flowering perennials.
- Garden care: A generous layer of mulch in autumn will help keep the roots warmer in winter. Prune back the previous years growth each spring.