SCIENTIFIC NAME: Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
COMMON NAME: Dwarf Japanese Silver Grass (Maiden Grass)
GARDEN SIZE: 3 ft. x 2-3 ft.; 4 ft. with blooms
USDA ZONE: 5-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Warm Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist, well-drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Dwarf, dense, mounding arching clump
FOLIAGE: Deciduous; Green-gold striped blades and turns an auburn-gold after the first frost
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: August to September; Wine-purple plumes that fade to tan
CARE: Leave stalks throughout fall and winter for interest and crown protection. Cut clumps back to approximately 6-8 inches from the ground in late winter (Late February/Early March) before new growth begins to push up. If you miss the window and new growth begins, cut back to just approve where new growth is apparent.