Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny" - Little Bunny Grass
Little Bunny Grass is a variety of Fountain Grass which is very dwarf in size - considered the most dwarf of all fountain grasses. It forms a nice firm clump of dark green spiky blades, which produce cream / buff colored plume heads in late summer to early fall. Plumes are held very erect & upright atop 14"-18" high stems, and hang around for weeks in many cases - with an almost miniature foxtail appearance.
As the plume head blooms start to wind down, the clump with begin to take on a more golden russet color for fall / winter color. Combined with the beautiful plume heads in late summer / early fall, this gives this grass variety lots of seasonal interest & change as the year goes by.
Suggested uses include edging or borders, rock gardens, mass plantings........or just anywhere that a small, diminutive little accent is needed. Very hardy, and easy to grow!!
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 10-12 inches ( up to 18" including plume heads )
Mature Width: 10-12 inches
Growth rate: Slow to moderate
Hardiness Zones: 5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy - well drained........will adapt to a wide variety of soil compositions
Foliage Color & Texture: Very fine textured blades that are surprisingly rigid - much stronger than it looks. Color throughout the growing season is a nice dark green, slowly changing over to a golden russet color in mid to late fall.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Foxtail like plume heads are produced in late summer through mid fall. Plumes are cream colored, and very soft to the touch.
Diseases / Insects: None to mention
Recommended Spacing: 14"-16" apart for edging or borders / same in mass plantings
Deer Resistance Rating: Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
Fertilization / Feeding: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular type is acceptable. Granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize throughout the spring, and again 2 or 3 times in early fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.