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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
From the Greek penna, meaning "feather," and seta, meaning "bristle"
Grown for beautiful fluffy, taupe-colored plumes that appear in late summer and early fall
Blooms earlier than other fountain grasses
A grass with finely textured dark, arched foliage that turns a russet color in the fall
Grows moderate size - 2 to 3 feet in height; 1 to 2 feet in spread
Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.