Little Kitten Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Pronunciation: mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
SKU #00552
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late summer
Mature Size Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore This species is used for thatching roofs of temples and homes in Asia

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