Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Honey'
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More About Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Honey'
- Forms a dense, mounding clump of bright green foliage with narrow white margins
- Soft miniature creamy-white to tan bottlebrush-like flower spikes
- Flowers rise slightly above the foliage on slender stalks
- Foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in the fall
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower Height: 30 cm
- Foliage Height: 20 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
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 'Little Bunny.'
Little Honey 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 'Little Honey' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall