16 July 2019

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln Gold'

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln Gold'

This is a perennial grass that forms wide-stretching clumps of narrow, arching leaves with original, lemon color. This is the first variety of Pennisetum with yellow leaves. It grows up to 50 cm in height. In July it creates inflorescence shoots ended with cylindrical, spike inflorescences resembling bottle brushes. The inflorescences and leaves stunningly wave in the wind. The plants look beautifully in late summer and fall when in the misty mornings dew drops settle on the awns. It requires sunny locations or only slightly shady. Soil moderately rich, moist, with slightly acidic or neutral pH. Hardiness zone: 6. A variety recommended to be planted single or in groups as a colorful element in perennial flowerbeds, to be planted in the form of borders or in containers placed in balconies and terraces.

Breeder: Michael Merz, Germany

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Specjalistyczne PANEK, ul. M. Dąbrowskiej 12, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland