Little Kitten Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'
|Description||Narrow leaves are soft and slightly pendulous producing a lush foliage clump, turning gold in fall. Blonde flower spikes just inches above the plant remain through the winter. Great single specimen. Perfect size for decorative ceramic pots. Herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||This species is used for thatching roofs of temples and homes in Asia|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.