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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