Hameln fountain grasses are this week’s plant of the week due to their ability to withstand the summer heat. Not only are they sun-loving and drought tolerant, but are also virtually pest and disease free. This ornamental grass is often used for its radiating, fine-textured effect in landscapes. In late summer buff-colored flower heads pop up in profusion then slowly change color from buff to soft pinks and light-colored maroons. Dwarf fountain grasses grow to be about 2 feet tall and work well in mass plantings in larger gardens or as an individual contrast plant in small gardens.