Review Notes: Preferred common name: Chinese fountain grass 'Hameln'
Pennisetum can be annual or perennial, evergreen or deciduous grasses, clump-forming or spreading in habit, with linear leaves and narrow flowering panicles with conspicuous bristles.
Hameln is a clump-forming perennial grass with arching linear leaves and cylindrical panicles of bristly, purple-tinged spikelets in late summer.
Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring.
Pests Generally pest free.
Diseases Generally disease free.
Soil Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. Chalk, Loam or Sand.
Aspect All aspects. Sheltered.
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a warm glasshouse in spring or by division in spring.
Flowers: Pale Purple in Summer and Autumn.
Foliage: Yellow in Autumn.
Suggested Plant Uses: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower Arranging, Flowers Borders and Beds or Low Maintenance.
Supplied Height Approx 6" €0.95 + P&P
Plant Type:- Grass
Colour:- purple-tinged spikelets in late summer and autumn