Burgundy Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

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It's not often you can refer to an Ornamental Grass as "cute" or "adorable, but Burgundy Bunny Grass (Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny') is just that - in fact, it's absolutely darling! This warm-season Dwarf Fountain Grass is as adorable as it is riveting!

Burgundy Bunny Grass begins to take off in late spring to early summer. It darts upward in an attractive fountain shape. Its long, narrow blade standing upright, just barely arching outward. The outermost leaves gracefully kiss the ground, creating a stunning plume of sweet foliage.

Once mid to late summer hits, you can expect a show of fluffy silver flower spikes. These delightful plumes climb and dance. As its leaves turn from bright green to deep red in fall, these lovely flower spikes really pop! The Burgundy Bunny Grass's leaves transform from tip to base, slowly taking on more and more red. This gives you ample time to enjoy its bi-color glory, and once fully burgundy, this grass is all drama.

Planting and Application:

This cutie offers a bit more excitement for your landscape than many kinds of Grass out there! The neat and sweet grass variety forms a compact, dense clump that doesn't grow too tall. This makes it a great edging and border with color, contrast, and three seasons of interest. It also adds color and texture as a container plant thriller, filler, and spiller! They of course add dramatic impact to the landscape when planted en masse!

If you're looking for a nice addition to your flower arrangements, these flower spikes are just the ticket. Create lovely drifts and groupings throughout a prairie garden or in your cottage garden, mixing equally well among Roses, wildflowers, evergreens, and formal plantings alike! Rock Gardens, Sensory, and Children's gardens need an Adorable Bunny Grass in their midst!

  • Adorable Fluffy Tan Seed Heads
  • Burgundy Fall Color!
  • Compact & Easy to Maintain
  • Small-Scale High-Impact!
  • Versatile Edging, En Masse, Specimens & Garden Accents!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Full sun is best for this little heat lover. Burgundy Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass also thrives in partial shade and most well-drained soil types. Low moisture use once established, xeric little grasses do appreciate a drink during extended drought. Keep your Burgundy Bunny Grass neat and tidy by trimming it in winter if needed and dividing it in spring. This warm-season grass should be cut to the ground each year in late winter or early spring before it starts to grow, and can be divided if the clump gets too large at that time.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Prune Early Spring

Don't want to commit to adopting a bunny? Try some Burgundy Bunny Grass instead. It is sure to make you smile and it won't nibble on the veggies in your garden. Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Burgundy Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring