Pennisetum 'Little Bunny' Description
Mini Fountain Grass Little Bunny is a drought-proof Pennisetum growing only 12" tall providing 3 seasons of continual garden interest.
This no-nonsense ornamental grass fits anywhere in a sunny spot in the garden. Easy to grow in containers, stunning as an edging plant, and the perfect plant for tight, narrow spots.
Little Bunny Fountain Grass is clump forming with narrow leaves arching at the tip. By late summer, 100's of fluffy light pink bottle-brush flower heads resemble numerous bunny tails add movement to the garden with the slightest breeze.
Dark green foliage takes on a yellow tone befitting fall before turning tan in later in the season. The seed heads gradually change to a buff color.
Little Bunny Pennisetum makes a dependable drought proof groundcover. A superb companion to KnockOut Roses, Daylilies, Coneflowers, Sedum, and a host of other sun perennials.
Ornamental grasses grow well in full sun, and well drained soil. Once established, they take on the heat, humidity and punishing sun effortlessly. Pennisetums add color, texture, and motion along with season-spanning appeal. Plant 12-18" inches apart.
Special Features: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Multi-seasonal Interest, Season Extender, Winter Interes
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- Botanical Name:
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
- Common Name:
Mini Fountain Grass
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12" X 12"
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Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under Planting,
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Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to wet soil
Light: Full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates part shade, but may not flower in too much shade.
Water: Medium -- Once established, will adapt to poorer soils with occasional drought. Occasional deep watering is needed during periods of drought in summer to keep the foliage from rolling and twisting, and it is common to see the tips of the foliage turn brown during these times.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Small amounts of fertilizer are needed for ornamental grasses. Too much fertilizer will increase the nitrogen level and that can lead to lodging or flopping over. The best time for applying fertilizer is in the spring, just as growth is resuming. About one -quarter cup, per item, of a 10-10-10 slow release fertilizer is enough to take care of the plant needs throughout the entire summer. For best results, make sure you thoroughly water in the fertilizer.
Winterizing: Can leave foliage standing for winter. Shear the dead portions back to 3-4 inches above the ground by late Mar. to allow the new growth to emerge unhindered.
Maintenance & Pruning: About every 3-4 years, propagate by division of the clump into several pieces in early spring (after shearing the dead foliage away) and discard the center of the clump (and any other peripheral portions which have died).