Little Bunny Fountain Grass

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Perfectly Rounded Little Bunny Fountain Grass

  • Silvery Puffball Plumes Bloom August to October
  • Uniform Clump of Fine-Textured Grass
  • Golden Fall Color
  • Durable Ornamental Grass Comes Back Year After Year
  • Compact and Adaptable Warm-Season Grass
  • Excellent Texture Plant
  • Easy-Care Choice for Low-Maintenance Garden
  • Can Be Kept in Containers
  • Best Bloom in Full Sun, But Tolerates Partial Shade
  • Deer Seldom Bother This Plant

Create a very special landscape scene with help from these engaging miniature grasses. They'll add plenty of visual appeal for very little effort.

Fine-textured Little Bunny Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny') may be small, but they hop a large amount of interest to your landscape design. Let the breezes catch each fetchingly uniform clump of narrow blades.

They'll arch up and out from the crown in all directions. By the middle of your season, you'll have a tidy tuft of bright green grass to show off at your get-togethers and backyard barbeques.

Even brand new gardeners can create a showy scene. Go ahead and take the compliments for these small Fountain Grasses.

Little Bunny is actually of the smallest Dwarf Fountain Grass selections. Watch for the longer flower stalks to emerge in mid-summer; and fluffy, silvery-white seed heads to develop at the tips.

These sweet blooms are shaped like pointed foxtails. They remain showy from summer into winter, and can be trimmed for chic dried flower arrangements each year!

Over the season, the foliage develops a lovely golden hue. Even the small seed heads deepen to showcase hints of red and burgundy as the autumn season wears on.

Grasses add a fun energetic dimension to your outdoor entertainment area. Layer Little Bunny Fountain grass with its larger cousins for a dynamicyet blissfully easy careplanting.

This compact Fountain Grass is extremely adaptable, requires very little care, and has no known pest or disease problems. You'll enjoy a designer look for a minimum of time and effort.

Use it anywhere you need motion and color! Order enough Little Bunny Fountain Grass from us to complete your project today!

How to Use Little Bunny Fountain Grass in the Landscape

This petite grass works well in containers on your patio, balcony or beside your front door. Try a series of single-species planters...or use as a "Thriller" in the center.

Run a handsome row at the edge of your front walk or expand the foundation plantings. Space them every two to three feet apart...depending on your preferred style.

Modern spaces look clean and streamlined with wide plantings where each clump is seen as an individual plant. Install a long mulched bed of Little Bunny Fountain Grass alongside your patio for a soft, high-end effect.

A mass planting of decorative Little Bunnies makes sloping ground look simply charming. Let the setting sun highlight the seed heads in tiny pinpoints of light for an incredible display.

They do well as specimens in rock gardens, too. Offset their low-growing form against a special boulder to bridge the gap between land and rock.

Try mixing them in your borders, too. Little Bunny partners well with taller, dark-foliage shrubs...choose your favorite from our extensive online catalog.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Little Bunny Fountain Grass a spot in full sun to produce the best bloom. Six hours or more a day is ideal, but these little champs will tolerate partial shade, as well.

They do require a well-drained soil that doesn't stay wet for long. Bring in additional soil to create a raised planting mound, if needed.

Your Little Bunny will need a moderate amount of moisture. Protect your investment with a consistent schedule of supplemental water, especially for plants that are kept in containers.

In winter, why not leave the foliage standing to dry and provide welcome winter interest? Cut all the stems down to an inch before it before the new growth appears. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

Last year's foliage can be "chopped and dropped" as mulch on your annual Victory Garden. Or, put it in your compost tumbler as critical dry material.

Turn a blank slate into a personalized paradise. Or add flair with the perky Little Bunny Fountain Grass.

Order yours today!

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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Little Bunny Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring