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Little Miss Dwarf Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss' PP #28,849

Pronunciation: mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
SKU #41720
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Lush green foliage emerges early spring, graduating to brilliant carmine and purple tones in summer, intensifying in fall. Foliage clumps retain their green coloration in the center, providing a delightful two-tone effect. Red flowers set showy buff-colored seed heads in late summer that hold through fall. An excellent compact grass for containers.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer, persisting through fall.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Plumes
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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 Red
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Cranesbill (Geranium); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care Provide fertile, well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought when established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
HISTORY
Lore Compact habit. Spring foliage emerges green, graduating to bold carmine and brilliant autumn hues throughout summer into fall, retaining green foliage in center to provide bold attractive two tone effect.

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