Pennisetum Hameln


Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 5 litres
  • Current Height: Approximately 60 cm
  • Current Spread: Approximately 20 cm
  • Mature Height: Up to 60 cm
  • Mature Spread: Up to 60 cm
  • Season of Interest: Summer to Fall
  • Foliage Type: Deciduous
  • Fragrant: No
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Hardiness: Generally hardy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil


Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is an ornamental grass known for its graceful, fountain-like plumes and compact growth habit. With a 5-litre pot size and a current size of approximately 60 cm in height and 20 cm in spread, this Pennisetum is a great choice for adding texture and elegance to your garden or outdoor space.

At its current size, ‘Hameln’ exhibits a moderate growth habit with a rounded shape. When fully mature, it typically reaches a height and spread of up to 60 cm, forming a neat and well-proportioned grass clump.

The hallmark feature of ‘Hameln’ is its summer to fall bloom, where it produces fluffy, bottlebrush-like plumes that sway gracefully in the breeze. These plumes add a delightful, airy quality to your garden and are often tan to pinkish in color.

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is generally hardy and low-maintenance. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.

This ornamental grass is an excellent choice for those looking to introduce a touch of movement and texture to their garden or outdoor spaces. Its mature size and elegant plumes make it a standout feature in landscaping designs.