Easy to grow, irresistible, and drought-tolerant!
Perfect for fresh and dried arrangements!
Variety: Ornamental Grass Bunny Tails
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 12 in – 20 in
Plant Width: 12 in
Bloom Size: 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Flower
Bloom Color: Light Cream
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Sandy
Uses: Beds,Border,Cut Flowers,Everlastings,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
This is one of those grasses that you grow first on a whim, then as an integral part of your garden! It’s just that irresistible (and easy). And for an annual, it manages to give 12 months or more of beauty when you use its lovely bunny tails as Everlastings! Give it a try this season and you’ll see what I mean!
The plant itself is neat and compact, just 12 to 20 inches high and about a foot wide. Beginning in early summer, it’s topped by chartreuse puffballs, about 2? inches wide, that really do look like Peter Cottontail rummaging around in your grass for a dropped Easter egg! They are soft, fluffy, and absolutely irresistible to touch — a big child-pleaser and a nice edging for a pathway, where visitors will smile as the bunny tails brush their legs!
As summer turns to fall, the bunny tails turn to rich tan and dry out beautifully on the plant. You can leave them there — they make spectacular winter accents, lasting until they catch the first heavy snowfall (or all season in mild climates). Or you can cut them and use them in dried arrangements, where they will last for MONTHS, refusing to shatter the way some textured grasses do after drying.
Bunny Tails is a pleasure to grow, too, because it favors sandy soils that many other plants shun, and once it gets its roots established, it’s quite drought-tolerant. Give it plenty of sunshine, water throughout the growing season, and watch it fill your garden with bobbing, fluffy blooms! And of course it makes a fine complement to just about any flowering plant in containers, where you can pat the bunny all you want!
Space these plants about 10 to 12 inches apart for a solid “bunny field” of color! Pkt is 50 seeds.