Plant Type: Annuals
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!
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Plant Spread6-9 in.
Plant Height12-18 in.
Characteristics & Attributes
Bloom TimeLate spring/early summer, mid summer, late summer and early fall