Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 5 Professionals
Common Name: fountain grass
Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Whitish green
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution


Grow in full sun to part shade in warmer climates. Fountain grass is extremely adaptable growing in most soils that are moist and well-drained.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Fountain grass is one of the most suitable grasses for the home landscape offering three seasons of interest. It is versatile and dependable with a graceful fountain-like form. The flower heads of fountain grass are attractive in fresh and dried flower arrangements.


Fountain grass has no known pest or disease problems.

Garden Uses

'Little Bunny' is the smallest of the dwarf fountain grasses. It is particularly at home in a rock garden setting or on a slope with other mat-forming or small perennials.