The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30 Closed public holidays


The Plants

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

fountain grass

Photo of Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'


A lovely deciduous grass that forms a compact, low mound and produces long-lasting, soft, pinkish, brush-like flowers from July to September. Glossy foliage is flat, narrow and deep green in summer, warming to a golden hue in the fall. Works well in mass planting or as an individual contrast plant.


  • Grasses

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ground cover
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate partial shade but will flower less. Cut down to the ground in February.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal