Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Common name   Dwarf fountain grass
Hardiness Zone   5 - 9
Sun   Full sun - part shade
Soil   moist / rich
Flower color   Whitish green
Bloom time   August - October
Height   1 ft
Spread   1 ft
General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates part shade, but may not flower in too much shade. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Although Pennisetum often reseeds, it should be noted that this cultivar will not come true from seed.

Noteworthy Characteristics:
This fountain grass features arching, deep green foliage in an upright clump typically growing to 12" tall. Leaves are deep green in summer, changing to orange-bronze in fall and eventually to beige in late fall. Foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter. Fountain grass is one of the most suitable grasses for the home landscape offering three seasons of interest. It is versatile and dependable with a graceful fountain-like form. The flower heads of fountain grass are attractive in fresh and dried flower arrangements.
No serious insect or disease problems.
'Little Bunny' is the smallest of the dwarf fountain grasses. It is particularly at home in a rock garden setting or on a slope with other mat-forming or small perennials.