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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’
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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’

Dwarf Zebra Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.270.630

A dwarf selection of Miscanthus, also called Japanese Silver Grass. This forms a midsized mound of green leaves with attractive horizontal banding of creamy yellow. Shorter than regular Zebra Grass, this is well-suited to smaller gardens or growing in containers. Plumes are deep pink to red and appear from late summer into the autumn, gradually turning silver for the winter. Foliage dries and turns almond in late fall, usually remaining attractive all winter long. Trim back to 4 inches in late winter. USPP#13008: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.