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  Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Common Names : Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Grass & Grass-like Plant (Short Grass (Poaceae))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Fountain (Palm-like)
      Maximum Height :
      30 cm to 45 cm
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      45 cm to 60 cm
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: One of the smallest dwarf cultivars of Fountain Grass, growing up to 0.5 m tall.
      Flowers: Spike inflorescence is a short, hairy structure that resembles a bunny's tail. It is composed of whitish green to white spikelets which contain the florets (reduced flowers lacking petals or sepals).
      Fruits: Dry, indehiscent fruit is known as a caryopsis. Mature fruits are yellowish beige to tan.
      [Others]: This cultivar was derived from a Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' seedling.
      Cultivation :
      This cultivar needs regular moisture, but is drought tolerant when established. It grows best in full sun or light shade.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower (The inflorescence is attractive both fresh and dried.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Polluted Air
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Groundcover, Container Planting, Slope Stabilization
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      [Remarks] (Slow)
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
      Foliar Venation :
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White, [Remarks] (Whitish Green)
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Inflorescence Type :
      Spikelet / Compound Spike
      Flowering Habit :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      [Remarks] (Beige, Tan)
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Caryopsis / Grain)
      Mature Seed Colour(s) :
      Mature Seed Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Seed Quantity per Fruit :
      Few (1-5)

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