Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln
(syn. P. compressum "Hameln")
Ideal grass for small gardens.
Free-flowering, purple and white, fluffy spikes from mid Summer to mid Autumn, lasting well into Winter. Mounds of narrow, rich green leaves. Ideal for borders, waterside, mixed with perennials or as a specimen.
Suitable for: Prefers fertile, well-drained soils, in sun.
Height and Spread (approx): 60cm x 60vm (2ft x 2ft).
Planting: Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water carefully until established.
Care: Fully hardy - cut back in early Spring before growth starts.