Little Zebra Dwarf Maiden Grass

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This dwarf variety has a pleasing, compact mounded habit; interesting foliage is banded in yellow; reddish, fan shaped plumes mature to a creamy tan color in winter; excellent for small garden spaces

Mature Height: 3 feet (4 feet with the flowers)Mature Width: 3 feetLight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
 

Attracts,
Brand,
Brand,
Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,
Family,Maiden Grass
Family Name,
Bloom Time,Late Summer
Foliage Color,Green
Genus,Miscanthus
Genus Name,
Weather,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Edible,
Features,
Growth Rate,Medium
Hardiness,
Hardiness Zone,4b
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Specimen, Massing, Screening, Garden, Groundcover
Light Needs,Full Sun, Partial Shade
Mature Height,3 feet (4 feet with the flowers)
Mature Width,3 feet
Prune Time,Spring Cleanup
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Average to Moist
Waterwise,

 
 
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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.

Details

Little Zebra Dwarf Maiden Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Zebra Dwarf Maiden Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Features

Little Zebra Dwarf Maiden Grass features bold plumes of red flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive grassy leaves are bluish-green in color with showy yellow variegation. The foliage often turns yellow in fall. The silver seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to late winter.

Care

Planting & Growing

Little Zebra Dwarf Maiden Grass will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.