Little Kitten Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'
Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis|
|Lore||This species is used for thatching roofs of temples and homes in Asia|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
|Design Ideas||One of the better grasses for small space city gardens. Plant in masses to evoke the color and animation of wild grasslands. Great single specimen. Easy injection of exciting form and texture for ordinary garden planting. Limited size is perfect in decorative ceramic pots, and dramatic in pairs to flank an entry or focal point.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
Easily grown in most moderately drained soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; deeply and less frequently when established. Prune to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Divide clumps every 2-3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9