Piglet Fountain Grass

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Sweet, petite, and darling little Piglet Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet') is a new fountain grass that is perfectly sized for any garden or container gardener! It's half the size of Dwarf Fountain Grass and much more floriferous than Little Bunny Pennisetum, and looks just as cute as can be!

Forming a 1-2 foot tall and wide ball of spiky green, ultra-slender foliage, Piglet is a warm-season grass and may take a bit of time before it emerges in the spring, but once the temperatures are warmer, it jumps out of the ground into a shower of spiky green. As it grows, the older outer blades fan out to the ground to create a lovely ball of texture that is barely knee-high. Late summer also brings the pinkish-white plumes that become spine-looking but soft, creamy white bottlebrushes until fall!

The value of this long-lived and low-maintenance Fountain Grass comes from the varied colors and textures of the foliage as well as the striking flower spikes. Thriving throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, from spring into the dead of winter, this grass offers an endearing display!

Planting and Application:

Piglet is one of those Ornamental Grasses that easily complements flowering plants nearby while making an impactful statement on its own! Fantastic as specimen plantings and in groupings, this little darling looks great mixed among its Little Bunny, Red Bunny Tails, and Dwarf counterparts as a mixed grass display that's easy to grow, long-lasting, and provides winter interest! The puffy seed heads are irresistible to kids, so plant a few in a Children's Garden or add some softness and charm to a Rock garden!

Hardy and xeric once established, Piglet lends its adorable form to that hell strip along the road, sidewalk, or driveway where it won’t mind the full sun, heat, and occasional salt spray. Fountain Grass is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, fussing over, or excess maintenance. Perfect en masse along hot, sunny swaths of ground, on hard-to-mow slopes, and in a checkerboard pattern on an eroding hillside.

Even small and tough enough for sunny porch pots, and patio planters where Piglet Pennisetum can be both a filler and thriller! Add some excitement among mixed planters on the front porch where this darling little Ornamental grass complements everything from wildflowers to formal plantings alike!

  • Darling Dwarf Round Fountains of Spiky Green Foliage
  • Fluffy Pinkish-Silvery Plumes Turn Creamy White
  • Wonderfully Easy Care & Compact
  • Highly Floriferous Warm-Season Ornamental Grass
  • Containers, Mass Plantings & Groupings, Statements & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Pennisetum grasses are resistant to most insects and tolerate drought well. Plant in a full sun location that has well-drained soil of any kind. Water enough to establish, then this little perennial grass is good to go except for extreme heat and drought; then it will appreciate a drink to keep it looking its best! Prune warm-season ornamental grasses in the early spring and have patience as they are a bit slower to emerge in the cooler spring weather.

  • Full Sun Dwarf Grass
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Low Maintenance & Xeric
  • Prune Back Early Spring

Get the endearing little Piglet Fountain Grass from NatureHills.com! Gardens big and small all enjoy these darling little Ornamental grasses and their easy-going charm! Buy 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Piglet Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 to 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, White
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring