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Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Ornamental grass typically conjures images of large plants, but the Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass proves that is not always the case. Also known as Pennisetum alopecuroides, this compact grass stands 12 to 18 inches tall, making it a perfect fit for areas with limited space. Wispy green foliage has deep red accents for an unexpected pop of color. The creamy white flowers stand over the foliage and have a feathery texture.

This lovely grass will provide year-round color and visual interest. Plant Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass in beds, borders, or mass plantings. Feature this love grass in a container to create a stunning mixed planting, or use it in a container solo to add a stately look to steps or a tabletop. Trim the foliage and flowers to include in arrangements. Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass Care

Plant in an area that receives full sun and water weekly or when the top few inches of soil dries out. Plants grown in containers will need water more frequently. This grass can handle low-quality soil, but rich soil that is moist and well-drained will support healthy growth. 

Apply fertilizer in the spring to start the growing season off strong. This plant does not require much care but trim the growth in April to make way for new foliage.

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass Spacing

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass is an upright ornamental grass that will reach 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. Space clumps 12 to 18 inches apart when used in a mass planting or feature one plant in a 10- to 12-inch container.

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12- 18 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass
Other Name(s):

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