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Pennisetum messiacum (Bunny tails)

Pennisetum messiacum Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Bunny Tails' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of www.provenwinners.com


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pennisetum messiacum pen-nih-SEE-tum mess-EYE-ah-kum Common Name: Bunny tails 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
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, Ground Covers, Dried Flower, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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