Miscanthus 'Little Zebra' Maiden Grass

Maintains Its Color Throughout the Season
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Features to Note


5 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Poor

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Miscanthus 'Little Zebra' (maiden grass) is a dwarf deciduous ornamental grass offering summer through fall interest. A bold and distinctive variety, one of the most popular ornamental grasses on the market, it grows in a rounded mound of gracefully arching variegated blades, highlighted with alternating horizontal narrow green and yellow bands. This maiden grass maintains its color throughout the season and blooms reliably every year. Its feathery, reddish purple late-summer-borne plumes rise about 1 inch above the foliage and turn creamy tan in fall, followed by seed heads that attract birds.

Miscanthus 'Little Zebra' is an herbaceous perennial plant with a dense, upright, clump-forming habit and moderate growth rate. The plant slowly naturalizes by short rhizomes. Highly versatile, it fits almost anywhere, adding a little drama to beds, borders, or naturalized areas. It makes an excellent specimen or thriller in a filler, thriller, spiller container garden and works especially well as erosion control when massed. Aster, hibiscus, phlox, rudbeckia, sedum are great companion plants for Miscanthus 'Little Zebra'.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, this maiden grass prefers full sun to part shade and moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils but tolerates poor soils, drought, and salt. It is generally pest and disease free and deer and rabbit resistant.


Genus: Miscanthus
Species: sinensis
Variety: 'Little Zebra'
Item Form: 2-Quart
Category: Grasses, Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Late Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Burgundy
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Winter Interest
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, NY, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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