Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' - Miniature Fountain Grass

Miniature Fountain Grass - Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

A true miniature Fountain Grass! This heavy blooming variety is great for rockeries and containers. Same fine-textured foliage and flower plumes as ‘Hameln’, on a smaller scale.

Genus: 

Pennisetum

Species: 

alopecuroides

Cultivar: 

Little Bunny
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Common Name: 

Miniature Fountain Grass

Exposure: 

Sun

Features: 

Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Easy to Grow
Good for Containers
Salt Tolerant

Plant Category: 

Perennial

Hardiness Zones: 

Zones 5-8

Plant Features: 

Plant Terms: 

Foliage Color: 

Green

Care Instructions and Growing Tips: 

Fertilizer

Ornamental grasses generally require low nutrient levels to grow properly.  A relatively small amount of balanced natural fertilizer in the spring is all they need to grow properly.  Ornamental grasses start growing later than most other plants so fight the urge to jump start them by applying too much fertilizer.  Only give them additional fertilizer if leaves appear yellow and sparse. Do not fertilize ornamental grass with lawn fertilizer as it will cause them to grow too fast and produce weak stems that will fall over.

Water

New plantings should be watered regularly, 2-3 times a week or more if the weather is really hot.  Remember, grasses don’t wilt like other plants do to let you know they are thirsty.  In their second year grasses are fairly self sufficient requiring water during extended dry periods.

For Miscanthus, Panicum, Chasmanthium & Pennisetum:

Tall grasses usually have some ornamental interest in the winter so don’t cut them back until spring.  Their foliage also will protect the crown during the winter.  In spring, before the plant starts to grow, cut dead foliage back to 4-6 inches above the ground.

Height: 

12-18 Inches
Please Note: The plant varieties listed on this website do not indicate current availability at Mahoney's Garden Centers. Plant varieties can vary from store to store and from week to week. If you are interested in purchasing a specific plant, we encourage you to call before making a a special trip to one of our garden centers.