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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Knee height fountain grass is half the size of 'Hameln'. Finely textured foliage forms a rounded clump. Fluffy, bottle brush-like flowers rise 6" above foliage August to October. Attracts songbirds.


Height

12"

Spread

18"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Specimen or mass in beds, borders. Excellent for the small garden. Provides winter interest.

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet' Plant Care:

Cut to 3" in March. Prefers well-drained, consistently moist soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 (-20/-10F)

Dwarf Fountain Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Dwarf Fountain Grass Additional Information

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