Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny (Dwarf Fountain Grass)
A charming dwarf variety of Fountain Grass, Litttle Bunny quickly forms a small hummock of green foliage topped by large numbers of small, buff coloured fuzzy flowerheads from mid to late Summer, they move and sway in the breeze. They look rather like small rabbit tails from where the name comes.
These useful little plants are perfect in groups as tactile ground cover, use them in a prarie planting scheme or in containers and they also fit perfectly in the front of any sunny flower bed, whether you choose to mix them with other grasses, or flowering perennials they will look great.
Easy to grow, best in full sun, well drained soil
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Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.
How to grow Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny Position: Full Sun Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in spring. Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: late Summer
Growth rate: Moderate Ultimate height and spread 40cm x 40cm.
Hardiness: Moderately Hardy Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.