Pennisetum 'Piglet' Dwarf Fountain Grass



Pennisetum alopwcuroides 'Piglet' produces compact mounds of narrow green foliage that are topped in the late summer by 18" stems of showy, bottle brush plumes. Pennisetum alopecuroides is a perennial, warm season grass, whose tan foliage and seed heads provide winter interest. Pennisetum 'Piglet' is a dwarf variety making it nice for edging or containers as well as the border.

Also known as Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides prefers sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. It will tolerate clay and sandy soil. Pennisetum 'Piglet' is drought tolerant and is more winter hardy than P. 'Little Bunny'.


  • Common Names: Fountain Grass
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 18
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Tan/Brown
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: PPAF

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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