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Pennisetum messaicum

Red Bunny Tails Fountain Grass

Fountain Grass

Comments

A fine textured bright green fountain grass suitable for smaller areas; blooms are bunny tail shaped, reddish-pink plumes that persist until winter; beautiful as an accent or massed in borders or rock garden

Description

A fine textured bright green fountain grass suitable for smaller areas; blooms are bunny tail shaped, reddish-pink plumes that persist until winter; beautiful as an accent or massed in borders or rock garden

Landscape Attributes

Red Bunny Tails Fountain Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Bunny Tails Fountain Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Red Bunny Tails Fountain Grass will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

32 inches

32 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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