The Dwarf Fountain Grass is great as an accent plant or in groups and borders. This dwarf, clump- shaped grass has fluffy, cream-colored, seed-heads from mid-summer to autumn. This grass turns a lovely bronze color in the fall.
Dwarf Fountain Grass, also known as "Hameln" Grass is a hardy, care-free grass that makes a great accent plant, used in a border, or even as a container plant. This happy little ornamental grass grows in nice little green clumps and sends up fluffy, cream-colored seed heads over a late summer-fall season. The foliage turns a rich bronze in the autumn. Foliage can be cut back in winter though many love to leave the dramatic bronze, straw foliage through the season. The Dwarf fountain grass prefers full sun, though it can tolerate a little shade, and well-drained soil. Once it is well-established, it can be drought resistant, also making it a great choice in rock gardens or naturalized landscapes.
Provide average, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Cut back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.