Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’

Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass
Plant Type

Perennial, Ornamental Grass


Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

12-18″ x 12-18″


Full sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Deer Resistant

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones


Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing, clumping, perennial ornamental grass to 12-18” tall and wide. One of the smallest-growing fountain grasses, this attractive dwarf variety forms a clumping mound of narrow, upright-growing, rich-green foliage accented with bunny-tail-like, cream-colored flower plumes that rise above the attractive foliage late-summer through fall. Adding further appeal are the warm, golden toned foliage colors that appear in the cool of fall. Ideal for applications where a full-sized fountain grass might be overpowering, this dwarf variety is well-suited as an accent or texture contrast to broadleaf shrubs and perennials, and is a great choice for water settings, rock gardens, mixed borders or containers. Can self-sow which should be considered when selecting a planting location. Prune to 3-4” in early-spring to encourage a strong flush of fresh new spring foliage. Prefers a well-drained soil, and while this variety can survive drought conditions once established, a more robust-looking plant is achieved with moderate regular watering.  Thrives in a full sun exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 5B-9B
Sunset Zone: 2B-24


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