Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
More compact and shorter than the species, 'Hameln' has finely textured leaves that are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. Soft, greenish-cream colored panicles begin to appear in midsummer, a few weeks earlier than the species. This grass works most effectively in mass plantings, but also can be used as an accent plant in gardens and in containers. Height: 2-3 Feet Spread: 1-2 Feet Flower Color: Tan shades Foliage Color: Green shades Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.