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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

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 'Little Bunny.'

Zone:

5

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

10-15 cm

Colour:

White
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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

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous conifer

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Mounding
Compact

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Foundation planting