Grass, Little Zebra Maiden


Description: Little Zebra Grass is a dwarf Miscanthus cultivar featuring variegated green leaves that are horizontally striped with gold bands! It is an upright, warm season, clump-forming ornamental grass.Attractive, tassel-like inflorescences rise above the foliage in late Summer, gradually turning into creamy white plumes by Fall as the seeds mature. Useful as an accent, specimen, small grouping or mass in landscape beds, borders, meadows, wild gardens, cottage gardens, naturalized areas, pond/water garden peripheries or containers and planters.

Common Name: Little Zebra Maiden Grass

Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 3-4' height, 2-3' spread

Foliage Color: Green with Gold bands

Bloom Color: Wine-Purple Plumes

Bloom Period: August - September

Landscape Use: Container, Mass Grouping, Prairie Garden, Back drop plant, Wild Gardens

Soil: Well-Drained, Moist

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Yarrow, Aster, Coneflower, Daylily, Shasta daisy, Blanket Flower, Black Eyed Susan and Geranium


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