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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamlin'
Dwarf fountain grass
Family: Poaceae

This grass has a compact clump forming growth habit with a height of approximately 3' tall and 2' wide, with a spread of about 24"-30". Leaves are half inch and bright green. In the Fall, leaves turn into a yellow color. The flower heads curve out above foliage with a pinkish tail appearance, which end up maturing into a rose copper seed head in late summer. This grass is used in perennial borders and rock gardens. They are best grown in full sun and fertile soil. Hardy in zone 5-9.

Paula Meireles

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