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'Little Bunny' Miniature Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
20" 2'
Height
16" - 20"
Spread
20" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    A miniature version of the popular fountain grass. Cream-colored, tufted seed heads appear above a clump of dark green foliage.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Grass: 
    Grass
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Tan
    Flower Shade: 
    Cream
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This ornamental grass grows best in rich, well-drained soil and full sun to light shade. It does not tolerate wet soil. Leave foliage standing through winter if desired, but cut back before new growth appears in spring.

    'Little Bunny' Pennisetum alopecuroides
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Planted about 12 of these and most of them just are not growing. They were planted all over the garden and they just won't take off. It's been a year and a half, so I have definitely given them time. While everything else around them is growing like crazy these guys are doing nothing :0/

      Glenn Tompkins
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • I planted these late summer of 2021. Watered moderately. Cut them short. Here we are summer of 2022 and they have not returned. What a waste of money.

      Tracy
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
    • I planted 18 of these in a sunny location in the summer of 2021. Zone 5a. Not a single one came back in the spring. Not in a wet area. Expensive mistake.

      K Stine
      , New York
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
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