Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny

Miniature Fountain Grass, Pearl Millet

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 8-10" (12" in flower) (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 / Accent: Not Applicable /
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Dark green petite foliage ages to a reddish-brown. Buff colored blooms show a chocolate blush in fall. Pennisetum Little Bunny has a graceful fountain-like habit. Seed heads are a lovely addition to fresh and dried flower arrangements.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

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 Oregon.

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.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PELB