Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny

Fountain Grass, Pearl Millet

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: PELB

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Dark green petite foliage in a tidy mound all season. Buff colored seed heads float above the foliage . Pennisetum Little Bunny has a graceful fountain-like habit. The seed heads can be used as a lovely addition to fresh and dried flower arrangements. Foliage develops to an almond color in the fall.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 8-10" (12" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Green
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest

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. Good for drying. Great for edging and for banks. 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.