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Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

To swap with Vaughan Wright

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Surplus from a purchase. Take me or I'm compost!

Pot Size
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

Common names

Chinese fountain grass, Swamp foxtail grass, Chinese pennisetum, Fountain grass


Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ (Chinese fountain grass). This species of grass will range from grey-green to deep red or soft, golden yellow. The flowers will bloom from soft pink to cream they are bottle-brush shaped and feathery.


They are very frost hardy. and will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, dried arrangements, border, container

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ | Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10
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