Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Description: A truly miniature fountain grass reaching only 45cm. Forms a compact mound of green leaves which in mid-summer produces long-lasting soft tufted flowers above the foliage that resemble 'little bunnies' tails.
Uses: Its very small and compact habit makes this Pennisetum ideal for the smaller garden and also container growing.
Climate/Position: Full sun for best colour and effect.
Height/Spread: Reaching only 45cm height and spread when in flower.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil.
Pruning: Cut back dead top-growth by early spring.
Special Requirements: In frost-prone areas mulch in winter with a dry material.
Additional Interest: The name Pennisetum is derived from the Latin words penna, meaning a feather, and seta, a bristle.
The name alopecuroides derives from the Greek word alopekouros which translates as foxtail grass