Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny'

Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass

Deciduous, Herbaceous Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny' is a compact fountain grass that flowers late summer and into fall. Wonderful in a sunny spot; pepper them about as single spots of burgundy foliage and frothy bloom or use mass them as a groundcover. Either way, cute as a bunny!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average


Size: 12 - 24 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Burgundy / Maroon

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos