Pennisetum Alopecuroides Hamelin

 

Deciduous grass that forms a compact, low mound and produces long-lasting, soft, pinkish, brush-like flowers in late summer that resemble squirrel tails. The bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn. It’s a fairly undistinguished plant until the flowers appear, so use it alongside spring bulbs or early-flowering perennials. Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres .

 

full sun in a well-drained soil, frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)

 

General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.