Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Fountain Grass-Minature

Pennisetum alopecuroides ÔLittle BunnyÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Fountain Grass-Minature

This popular dwarf grass forms a small mound of deep green, finely textured foliage that turns bright gold and is topped with fuzzy, cream plumes through fall. It is often used as edging and is beautiful planted en masse. Encourage customers to buy this plant in bundles of 3-5 for maximum impact.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants vary widely by type. Cool season grasses are generally best planted in the fall prior or in late winter/early spring in the greenhouse. Warm season grasses can be planted in spring and summer for same-season sales. Sedges grow best when planted in spring and summer rather than the fall prior.

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants grow well in a wide range of growing media types, provided there is adequate moisture-holding capacity and good drainage. While getting established in their finished containers, most prefer to be kept moist, but not saturated.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes