Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' - Fountain Grass


Pennisetum alopecuroides is a warm season perennial grass that grows in spreading clumps.  It has graceful foliage and fuzzy silvery-pinkish bottlebrush flower plumes which are dazzling when backlit from the sun.  They arch outwards like a fountain, hence the name.   Plant this grass near a patio or walkway.
'Little Bunny', possibly the cutest name for a grass, is one of the smallest fountain grass cultivars, reaching 12-18" tall.

Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Whitish green
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution