Pennisetum Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass A dwarf variety of perennial fountain grasses called Pennisetum, Little Bunny forms a low tufted mound of showy deciduous foliage. The arching linear leaves start out dark green only to turn to a vibrant gold in the autumn and finally fading ochre tones of hay before perishing with the first frosts. In late summer, Pennisetum Alopecuroides Little Bunny produces so-called foxtail flowers that rise above the mound of foliage and offer interest for weeks on end. The creamy-yellow flowers can also be used for dry arrangements or as cut flowers.
Height and Spread of Pennisetum Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass Little Bunny is a miniature variety with a mounded habit and as such is ideal for small gardens. It will grow to be 40 to 50 centimetres high with a spread of 50 to 60 centimetres.
How Hardy is Pennisetum Little Bunny This perennial grass is hardy in the United Kingdom but it would benefit from sheltering in the winter months. Virtually pest and disease free, this cultivar is also deer-resistant. Once established, Dwarf Fountain Grass Little Bunny is drought tolerant.
How To Use Pennisetum Little Bunny Undemanding yet highly decorative, Dwarf Fountain Grass Little Bunny is the ideal choice for rock gardens or borders. You can mix it with other dwarf grasses or plant en masse for edging, in big and small gardens alike. You can successfully grow Dwarf Fountain Grass Little Bunny in containers, so you can use this ornamental grass cultivar to spruce up your balcony or patio or add texture to your rooftop garden.
How To Care For Pennisetum Little Bunny Easy to grow and to care for, Dwarf Fountain Grass Little Bunny prefers drier soils although it can be happy in moist ones too, as long as they are well-drained. It will grow in full sun to partial shade but will produce more foxtail flowers if planted in a sunny spot in the garden.