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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny'

#PP21917

Also called Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny' - Dwarf Fountain Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny' (PP21917)

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of narrow bright green foliage
  • Summer foliage shows red turning completely red until frost
  • Flowers rise slightly above the foliage on slender stalks
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 40 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions. Originated as a sport of Pennisetum 'Hameln.'

Zone:

5

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

White
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Dwarf Fountain Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade this grass will not flourish and may not flower. Foliage should be cut back to about 10 cm in early spring to allow for new growth. Pennisetum can reseed in optimum conditions.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny' (PP21917) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Compact
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Red

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging

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