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Little Bunny Fountain Grass

Versatile, dwarf variety

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 18 inches
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Flowering Date: Mid - late summer, persists through the winter
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Little Bunny Fountain Grass

Description
This low-maintenance ornamental grass can do so much. Growing just 8-18" tall with a 10-15" spread, it works well as a ground cover or tucked into a container. Gardeners also use it for rain gardens, erosion control and as a companion for flowering perennials. Its graceful, foutainlike form looks elegant when it sways in the breeze—and its 3-4" plumes are lovely in the garden as well as in fresh and dried floral arrangements. The dark green grass turns russet gold in the fall. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Deer tend to avoid. Zones 5-10. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NamePennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread10 - 15 inches
  • Spacing10 - 15 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-10
  • Flowering DateMid - late summer, persists through the winter
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is at in the container, firm well and water in thoroughly
  • Winter CareIf fall planted, provide a mulch around base for the first winter and remove early in spring before growth starts
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower Form3" - 4" fluffy plume
  • Foliage TypeLong narrow ribbon-like, forming a handsome cascading mound of dark green, turning russet gold in fall
  • Soil RequirementWell drained garden soil, quite adaptable to a wide range of soil types except wet
  • PruningNone, except to cutback the whole plant Very early spring before new growth starts
  • Unique CharactersticsA very hardy, easily grown plant, that is ideal for a deciduous hedge, windbreak or screen. The dense foliage is produced all the way to the ground and it never becomes leggy or scraggily at the base. It is easily sheared to any desired height. Small insignificant flowers form small fruits that go through several color phase maturing to a purple-black and are a favorite of birds. Very tolerant of pollution.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit8 - 18 inches
  • Growth RateModerate to slow once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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