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Ornamental Grass - Pennisetum Gelbstiel - 3 Plants - Lampshade Grass - Buy Perennial Plants? €14,95

Ornamental Grass - Pennisetum Gelbstiel - 3 Plants - Lampshade Grass - Buy Perennial Plants?

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Ornamental Grass - Pennisetum Gelbstiel - Buy 3 Plants?

 

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' is the most commonly used lampshade grass. It is a beautiful and strong ornamental grass that requires little maintenance. Its growth is spherical. Lampshade grass likes sun and warmth. It thrives in south-facing gardens. The flowering period is from July to September. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' then develops red-brown panicles resembling brushes. Those brushes were used in the past to clean the glass of oil lamps. Hence the name lampshade grass. Nowadays, the panicles often appear in dried bouquets. In autumn, the green leaves turn golden yellow. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' is a deciduous plant. And reaches a height of approximately 75 cm.

 

Application Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' or lampshade grass
Lampshade grass is ideal as a ground cover. Create an attractive effect of waving panicles by planting several plants together. Plant three to five per square metre for beautiful results. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' also does well planted as a solitary. In a pot or the border. The overhanging spikes look decorative in any garden. Pennisetum Hameln is available in various pot sizes. The larger the pot, the more rooted and stronger the plant is.

 

Position of Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' or lampshade grass
This ornamental grass likes the sun, but will also grow in the semi-shade. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' prefers a humus-rich, slightly moist and water-permeable soil. In any case, the soil should not be too dry.

 

Care for Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' or lampshade grass

 

Pruning
After the frost period (end of March), cut off the plant remains 10 cm above the ground. New shoots then quickly appear.

 

Feeding and fertilising
Plant in potting soil.

 

Frost protection
This ornamental grass is reasonably hardy up to several degrees of frost. Cover the roots during longer periods of frost.

 

Water
Water regularly in dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out.

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