Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'

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Common Name:
Dwarf Fountain Grass
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ornamental Grass
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Garden Height:
18 Inches
Garden Spread:
24 Inches
  • Compact Fountain Grass with short leaves, long flower stalks
  • Heavy bloomer
  • Reddish-brown autumn color

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet' is a cute grass that is the perfect size for containers and small areas in the landscape. It is taller than 'Little Bunny', but shorter than 'Hameln'. This variety has tan puffy plumes that rise above the finely textured foliage. It is deer resistant and has great year-round interest. This is an adorable grass that is great for patio containers and as a tall edging plant.

Height: 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches

Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Cut Flower, Rain Gardens
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Blooms: Summer, Autumn, Winter

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Cut back dead foliage by early spring. In cold northern climates, site in a protected area and apply mulch for the winter.

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