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Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

SKU
06359
The most dwarf of the fountain grasses with fluffy, buff-colored blooms. Terrific contrast for use in rock gardens, borders, foundation plantings, or in perennial beds. Foliage turns golden russet in fall. Adds interest and texture to containers. Drought tolerant when established.
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4-9

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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationpen-i-SEE-tum al-o-pe-kur-OH-deez
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer through Fall
Design IdeasNow small gardens and courtyards can enjoy the beautiful fountain-like flowers of Fountain Grass. Plant as an accent with mixed perennials. Ideal for dry stream beds and around rocks in natural or wild gardens. Perfect next to water gardens, where it won't overwhelm the scheme. Grow in distressed cast iron, bronze or copper containers on porch, patio, balcony or perched on low walls.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum); Salvia (Salvia)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Cut foliage back just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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