Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny

Fountain Grass, Pearl Millet
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A red-tinted sport of Pennisetum Little Bunny. The upright mounding narrow foliage is highlighted with red in summer, but by fall is ablaze with intense burgundy. Bunny tail cream-colored plumes heighten the appeal of this charming miniature. Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush plumes. Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny is appealing in containers. Lovely when mass planted in the front of the border.

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Patent PP21,917
Plant Type Perennials, Grasses
Species alopecuroides
Height Short 12" (16" in flower)
Spacing Plant 12-16" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Pennisetum General Information

Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush seed plumes over tidy cascading foliage. Showy and easy to grow; they are lovely alone, in groups and in containers. The slightest breeze produces movement. Great for drying. Good for hot dry spots. Not prone to reseeding. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Pennisetum Plant Care

They prefer good drainage with full sun or light shade and will even grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-5" of previous year's growth.