Fountain Grass

Pennisetum Piglet


  • Pennisetum alo. 'Piglet' was introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens.
  • Perhaps the most perfectly sized compact fountain grass. Its height falls right in between ‘Little Bunny’ and ‘Hameln’.
  • Great in a container.
  • Salt tolerant.

Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: pinkish white

Interesting Notes about Pennisetum Piglet:

‘Piglet’ typically grows in a graceful, clump to 18” tall and 24” wide. Narrow, medium to deep green leaves (to 1/2” wide) form a clump rising to only 8” tall. Flower stalks rise from the clump to 18” tall.  

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Songbirds

Foliage Color:

» Dark Green


» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil
» Moist, Well Drained


» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Fall
» Summer