Bunny tails

Pennisetum messiacum

Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Bunny Tails'
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Bunny tails (Pennisetum messiacum)
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Genus:  Pennisetum
This annual grass produces deep pink flowers that resemble rabbits' tails. Flowers persist throughout the season. It forms a tidy, evergreen clump, 2 feet high and 3 feet wide.
Care:  Grow in light, average, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back previous year's foliage by early spring where hardy.
Propagation:  Sow seed in early spring at 55° to 65°F.
Problems:  Rust, eye spot, leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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