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Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

The most miniature of all fountain grass varieties, Little Bunny produces buff-colored blooms that turn golden russet in the fall. Drought tolerant.

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Little Bunny Fountain Grass for Sale Online

'Little Bunny' Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny') is a dwarf version of the ever-so-popular fountain grass. This perennial is covered in buff-colored, fluffy blooms that sit atop lush, thin, deep green foliage. If you have a small garden or a quaint courtyard, this fountain plant is the perfect way to add texture and contrast to your garden.

Once your Little Bunny Fountain Grass plant has become established, it is a drought-tolerant plant and can survive near water gardens or dry stream beds. You can also plant your fountain grass in a wild garden aesthetic if yours fits that mold. Because this plant is dwarf, it can grow in containers. Try potting it in a container on your porch, balcony, patio, or even perched on a low wall.


Growzone: 4-9 Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 10 to 12 Inches
Mature Width: 10 to 12 Inches
Classification: Warm season ornamental grass
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Clump forming
Foliage: cream, rustic orange (in the fall)
Soil Condition: Prefers average soil, alkaline
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Drought tolerant, ground cover, water gardens, stream beds

How to Care for Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

Before you buy a Little Bunny Fountain Grass plant, be sure to read about the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!

What Kind of Soil Does my Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass Need?

What Kind of Soil Does my Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass Need?

We recommend planting your Little Bunny fountain grass in average, well-draining soil conditions. You mustn't place this perennial in heavy, wet, clay soils. Doing so will be too thick for your plant to absorb moisture properly and survive. It is critical to plant your dwarf fountain grass in well-draining soil conditions to avoid getting waterlogged or root rot disease. This disease will cause damage to your plant and can even kill it if not caught early. Your grass likes its soil to stay moist but not soggy. You will have to water the soil frequently during its first growing season to establish its root system well. Once your plant's root system has been established, your grass will be drought tolerant.

How Often Should I Water My Little Bunny Fountain Grass?

How Often Should I Water My Little Bunny Fountain Grass?

During your plant's first growing season in its new environment, you must water it regularly. Doing so will help this perennial's roots establish quickly and healthy. After the first growing season, your plant should be established enough to cut back on watering the next growing season. Do not water your plants during their growth dormancy in the winter. Doing so could give your plant too much moisture and kill it. If you live in a location that is extremely hot or humid, you will have to water your plant more frequently than in colder areas. Also, if your fountain grass is in a container, be sure to water regularly to ensure their potting soil does not dry out too fast.

When Should I Prune My Little Bunny Fountain Grass?

When Should I Prune My Little Bunny Fountain Grass?

You are free to prune away any dead, damaged, or leggy parts of your plant whenever you please, but be careful when doing so to ensure you don't prune off any new growth. If you want, let your plant's foliage stand throughout the winter if it is in good condition. However, you must prune back your plant before new growth appears in spring. If you do not prune back your plant before its growing season, you could risk it not growing beautiful and fluffy because it is focused on fixing dead or dying limbs instead of producing new and healthy stems, leaves, flowers, etc.

How Much Sun Does My Little Bunny Fountain Grass Plant Need?

How Much Sun Does My Little Bunny Fountain Grass Plant Need?

Your Little Bunny fountain grass perennial does best when in full sunlight conditions; however, it can tolerate light shade, especially during extremely hot summer hours of the day. If you live in an area that is hot in the summer, you can allow your plant to get a few hours of shaded time away from the hot summer sun. However, if you live in a colder climate, it is best to keep your plant in full sun for at least 6 to 8 hours a day, if not more. Full sunlight will allow your plants to thrive and grow to their fullest potential.


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