Little Miss Dwarf Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss' PP #28,849
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Plumes|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|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||Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Cranesbill (Geranium); Salvia (Salvia)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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