Little Kitten Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.

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Botanical Pronunciationmis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
LoreThis species is used for thatching roofs of temples and homes in Asia
Average Size at MaturityFast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Design IdeasOne 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
Companion PlantsBlanket 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

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