Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny

Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny

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A Dwarf Sport of the Popular 'Little Bunny'
SKU 31557
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

16 IN

Mature Width

16 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Poor

Description / Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny

Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny' is an accent plant for small space gardens or containers. Because it blooms continuously from early summer through mid-fall, it makes it an ornamental addition to any outdoor area. And the foliage is attractive year-round.

This sport of 'Bunny Tails' offers the same creamy, light-as-air blooms as its parent, but with foliage streaked and flushed with red from spring through summer, then burgundy in autumn and winter. So colorful, and so compact, Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny' is a dwarf selection, reaching just 12 to 16 inches high and 16 inches wide at full maturity.

Happy in hot, dry settings and quite tolerant of poor soil, Pennisetum 'Burgundy Bunny' requires minimal care. This ornamental grass is also virtually disease free, and deer find it unappetizing, so you can plant it fearlessly in open garden locations, sidewalk islands, and meadow settings. Poor soil doesn't bother it, and once established, it will tolerate a good amount of drought.

The color of the foliage changes throughout the season, and will vary depending upon the amount of sun the plant receives. The variegation is simply splendid, an ever-changing display unlike any other in the garden. You will love it! Zones 5-9.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Pennisetum
Species alopecuroides
Variety 'Burgundy Bunny'
Plant Patent PP21917
Product Classification Grasses, Perennials
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Cream, White
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Burgundy, Light Green, Red, Variegated
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Long Bloomers, Variegated
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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